The Ragged School Museum, Hackney
Tower Hamlets, London
Warehouses on the Grand Union canal north of Limehouse Basin were converted shortly after their completion in the 1870’s to become the largest Ragged School in London. Richard Griffiths restored and converted one of the buildings to museum use, including the recreation of a Victorian classroom on the first floor. Floors and staircase were carefully upgraded to comply with fire regulations without compromising their rugged exposed construction.

RGA have now prepared a feasibility study for repair and conversion of the remainder of the buildings to extend the Museum and to give it a sustainable future, which forms the basis for a funding application to the HLF.
Client:  Ragged School Museum Trust
Contract Value: Contract Value: £400,000 (1988), Project Value: £2.2m (2013)