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Whitehall Refurbishment

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The goal of the Know Our Place: Sharing and Saving Whitehall project is ultimately to continue the preservation of Whitehall as a place for heritage and community.

This means we want you to be involved!

In addition to attending and enjoying our enriching events and activities, we welcome members of the community to get involved with Whitehall Historic House by becoming a volunteer, joining the active Friends of Whitehall, or helping us develop our local Heritage Network.

Find out more here.

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Key Dates for Whitehall Refurbishment Key Dates for Whitehall Refurbishment
Click here to view the Whitehall design plans. Please note these plans are indicative and subject to change.


June 2015

Whitehall secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the London Borough of Sutton for a refurbishment and redevelopment project designed to increase use, improve access and secure Whitehall’s future.


April 2016 Closed for refurbishment

R Durtnell & Sons Limited were appointed to undertake essential repairs to this historic building and to install a lift and new facilities. Durtnall’s are the oldest building company in England and are used to working on important historic buildings, including Salisbury Cathedral, Clarence House and Dulwich Picture Gallery.


December 2017

The first phase of building work will be completed and the hoarding will come down.


January 2018

The exhibitions fitout will start, preparing Whitehall to reopen to the public. As part of the exhibitions we will be recreating newspapers from 1930, 1945 and 1960. The ‘Cheam Echo’ will cover the news – as it was then!


June 2018

40 years since first opening to the public, Whitehall will reopen with exhibitions that will celebrate the area's history and the architecture of the building itself.

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