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Stainless steel meets Gothic architecture in the restoration of a mini castle in southwest London.

Strawberry Hill House, once the home of Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford and son of Prime Minister Robert Walpole, has just been fully restored at a cost of around 9 million.

The 4th Earl was an English art historian, antiquarian and politician, who built Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, south-west London.

It was there that he developed his passion for the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors. The Earl was also renowned for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto and lived from 1717 to 1797.

The house is often described as one of the jewels in the stretch of properties running along the Thames from Hampton Court to Kew and is a near neighbour of Orleans House and Marble Hill.

At the core of the restoration project is the creation of a comprehensive education and interpretation centre and stainless steel specialists GEC Anderson®, working with architects Peter Inskip and Peter Jenkins, has supplied sinks and splashbacks for the classroom area at Strawberry Hill.

Martin Tye, managing director of GEC, said: This is an exciting project to be involved in and there will be a great deal of public interest when the house opens next month. (October)

Strawberry Hill is nationally and internationally famous. It was there that Walpole's passion for Gothic took hold and later inspired the popular 19th century Gothic revival movement in architecture and literature.

Founded in England in 1962, GEC Anderson has pioneered the development of stainless steel made-to-measure units. Today the company remains the leading developer of stainless steel solutions for public sector, commercial, industrial, institutional and domestic interiors.

Its comprehensive and versatile product range combines dependable functionality safety, strength, hygiene and low maintenance with intrinsic beauty, and includes made-to-measure sinks and worktops, cabinets and shelving, sanitary appliances, and specialist equipment for industry, such as cleaner's sinks, sluices and plaster-room apparatus

All GEC Anderson® products are backed by full technical and project support, including CAD detailing, site measurement and installation services.

GEC Anderson® has worked with a wide range of clients including projects such as the Ashmolean Museum restoration, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Tate London.

For more information on any of our projects or services please contact us on +44 (0)1442 82 6999.