Tuesday 23rd August, 2022
We are delighted to announce our newest exclusive location, the iconic Ravenscourt Park Hospital. Whilst this site is familiar within the film industry, having made frequent appearances in films and television series such as ‘Poirot’, the hospital has been inaccessible for over a decade. We are therefore incredibly proud to re-open its doors and bring filming back to this coveted building.
Designed by Sir John Burnett Tait & Lorne and completed in 1933, Ravenscourt Park Hospital is a Grade II* Listed, purpose built hospital building, occupying a prominent position next to Ravenscourt Park. The property was subsequently extended in 1978. The site covers approximately 1.56 hectares (3.87 acres) and encompasses a whopping 167,000 sq ft of internal space.
At the time of building, the hospital was, in the words of Tait, 'a complete departure from traditional forms ... one of the few really modern hospitals in the world today.’ The building's form reflected contemporary medical ideas. The two wings of the ward feature curved, concrete sundecks across three levels, as natural light and fresh air were considered crucial to recovery.
Ravenscourt Park Hospital is arranged into five blocks, over basement, ground and four upper floors. Blocks A, B, C and D form the original building, whilst Block E and its elevated walkway are a later addition set over ground and first floor.
The property is typical of Art Deco architecture. The buildings are constructed of steel-frames with shallow concrete floors and red brick. The site features long hospital corridors and wards, wood panelled rooms, impressive staircases, flat terrace multi-level rooftops (with incredible views) and versatile, controllable exteriors.
One particular highlight of the building, is the impressive, triple height entrance hall, situated in the main lobby of Block A. The metal entrance doors are the originals and feature sand-blasted and acid-treated glass depicting six signs of the Zodiac. The hall is lined with grey Lunel marble with a marble floor in cream, peach and black. It really is breath-taking.
We are very excited to be transforming the site into a hive of production activity and are now welcoming enquiries for location filming and production space use.