Three architects on a project to restore the Victorian mansion of Lord Nelson

Architectural designer Chris Burt, who won a prize for his designs for the Royal Opera House in London in 2014, has designed the Victorian Mansion of Lord Norman Nelson at Wapping.

The site of the former home was sold by Lord Nelson to the city for £5.4m in the 1920s.

Burt’s designs, which were inspired by the Victorian houses of the time, are now being restored.

“I’m just delighted to have been chosen to help restore this magnificent house, one of the most significant and iconic Victorian homes in the country,” he said.

A rendering of the new house at the site of Wapping’s former home.

He said the new design would complement the site’s traditional architectural features.

“I’ve been doing restoration projects for years and this is a great opportunity to continue this tradition,” he told FourFour Two.

Nelson was born in 1857 and died in 1876.

He was a supporter of the abolition of slavery and was appointed Lord Mayor of London in 1862.

His house was a popular place for entertainers to stay.

It was designed by architect James H. Taylor and was completed in 1864.

Lord Nelson died in 1893, and his estate sold to the City of London.

There were plans to rebuild the house but no plans have been confirmed for the new project.

Mr Burt said the house would be “a great addition to the historic area”.

“We’ve got this magnificent Victorian Mansion and I think it will be great to add a touch of class and glamour to the area,” he added.

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