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No 61 New Cavendish Street - a building full of history

The EI opened its doors to the public on 17 September 2017 as part of the annual Open House London initiative to celebrate the capital’s architecture and promote awareness and appreciation of its building designs.

EI facadeNo 61 New Cavendish Street, which houses the Energy Institute, was designed in the Adam style in 1770s and features baroque ceilings, a sweeping staircase, an ornate facade and a number of other architectural hallmarks which makes it a landmark in London's architectural heritage.

In 2015/2016,it  underwent a refurbishment which enabled the EI to showcase the retrofitting of an older housing stock into more energy-efficient premises.

The building also holds a rich history, including an eminent resident in British Natural History Museum architec Alfred Waterhouse.

Read the full history of No 61 New Cavendish Street, London.