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  • Image: Old Sessions House
  • Image: Old Sessions House

Old Sessions House

Feilden+Mawson were project architects for the successful refurbishment of the Grade II* listed Old Sessions House on Clerkenwell Green.

Originally constructed in the late eighteenth century as the Middlesex Sessions House for the magistrates’ court, this old Georgian court building is one of the finest and most important historic buildings in Clerkenwell, and during its heyday was notorious for handing down harsh sentences within its jurisdiction.

Since the end of court activities in the 1920s and following various users and rather unsympathetic alterations, which included the loss of the original Georgian court room, Feilden+Mawson oversaw an extensive refurbishment project to recover some of the old qualities lost while introducing well considered additions.

The project included the recreation of the Georgian court room, the restoration of a Georgian crown glass screen, and the reinstatement of the historic fireplaces as well as modern interventions and an infinity pool to the roofscape.