About Us

The project is driven by the Waltham Forest Business Board, working with experienced project partners who are all committed to restoring Chestnuts House to its former glory, whilst making sure it is fit for the 21st Century community in Walthamstow.

Waltham Forest Business Board
Telephone 020 8808 4070

The Waltham Forest Business Board (WFBB) is a strategic body established to represent all businesses from across the Borough, liaise with the Local Authority and work with London Government to ensure Waltham Forest achieves its share of inward investment into London and is seen as a Borough that welcomes business and is prepared to help it grow.

Paul Henry Architects
Telephone 020 8503 2101

Based in Walthamstow, Paul Henry Architects have worked closely with WFBB, heritage professionals and the London Borough of Waltham Forest to draw up plans to restore the building. The practice is experienced in working with historic buildings.

RSA Trust
Telephone 020 8482 2281

The RSA Trust is a charity funded by surpluses created by RSA Island Village Limited. It is based at the old Royal Small Arms Factory site in Enfield. The Grade 2 listed main machine shop was converted into a ‘village centre’ for Enfield Island Village, a housing development built on other parts of the large Royal Small Arms Factory site. Since 2004 the charity has distributed over £3,000,000 in grants to good causes in North London, including a grant of £14,000 to Chingford Model Engineering Club and £9,000 to Oxbridge Prospects: funding a residential course for young people from Waltham Forest that will aid their applications to Oxbridge Colleges. The Trust also manages a small heritage centre, celebrating the history of the Royal Small Arms Factory, employing a full time Heritage Manager. The Trust is kindly providing the services of its Heritage Manager on a pro bono basis.

Cragg Management
Telephone 01444 880344

Cragg Management is working closely with the WFBB team on our funding bid with the Heritage Lottery Fund. A well respected construction and project management consultancy, Cragg Management’s previous heritage projects have included:


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