STEPHEN LANGER ARCHITECTS PORTFOLIO 41 The diamond of Kent’s history and tourism, Hever is a Grade I listed castle with moat, drawbridge and landscaped estate adjacent to the River Eden. Projects include remodelling the 1950s tea rooms into a banqueting suite with palladian facade and stone column pergola with lake views; this 200-person event space was opened by Albert Roux. The Japanese tea house was a folly on the edge of the man-made lake created by the Astor family in 1910, and was dismantled to make way for a pill box. The new tea house is a red oak-framed, stilted structure with pagoda roof topped with golden dragons and was opened by Monty Don. The Kent Yeomanry Military Museum was moved from the attic in the castle to a tented encampment in woodland on the approach to the castle. The camouflaged structures, protected by a 25lb gun and Saladin armoured car, provide a Museum of the history of the Yeomen and a classroom. The timber frame structures are covered in canvas painted olive green and were opened by Princess Alexandra. HEVER CASTLE (LISTED)