Conservation

Working sympathetically with heritage and listed buildings, we help restore buildings to their former glory, and return them back to their local communities.

We work with conservation architects and organisations such as CADW providing them with practical advice, drawn from our experience in traditional construction methods, craftsmanship knowledge and specialist techniques

The two bicycles were found when clearing the grounds of the Castle. They were cleaned and incorporated into the interior design

Conservation Management Plan

Multi-stakeholder Grant Funded

£3m

INSOLE COURT

City of Cardiff Council

Insole Court is a listed Grade II* building with Grade II  listed Stables.

The gardens are included on the Welsh Register of Historic Gardens as Grade II*.

Phase 1 Saw the restoration of the site’s historic stable block and new build potting sheds and cafe spaces.

Phase 2 covered restoration work the main house, alongside the adaptation and a new build community space in the stable yard.

The project has hosted knowledge transfer events for Women in Architecture and The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

The BBC used Insole Court as the backdrop to their adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic comic novel Decline and Fall.

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Ancient Monument

Multi-stakeholder Grant Funded

£8.1m

CARDIGAN CASTLE

Cadwgan Building Preservation Trust

A restoration programme to return the Scheduled Ancient Monument and its six separately listed Grade II* buildings back to their former glory.

Phase 1: Stabilisation and repair of the Grade I listed Castle Wall.

Phase 2: Repairs, conservation and adaption of six dilapidated buildings within the Castle grounds, transformed into facilities for the community and recreational use including; conference suit, classroom facilities, a restaurant, an open air concert area and holiday let accommodation.

Local traditional crafts people and apprentices were employed to carry out; carpentry, roofing, stonework repairs, lime mortar and plastering.

Winner of Channel 4 ‘Great British Buildings Restoration of the Year’

Overall Winner RICS Awards 2016

RICS Award for Tourism & Leisure

RICS Award for Conservation

 

Restoration and New Build

Live City Centre University Campus

£8m

SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (Project Alex)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

BREEAM: Excellent (New Build)

The refurbishment, restoration and extension of the Grade II listed, former Central Library of Swansea to create the new Institute of Sustainable Design (Industrial Design, School of Architectural Glass, Automotive Design) for the University.

Along with the construction of a new state of the art, glass fronted extension.

Works include the complete refurbishment of the iconic circular Central Library and reading room, with antique glass domed roof.

Stone was sensitively repaired in order to retaining the character and aesthetic of the original architecture.

The Central Library has been used as a location for several BBC productions including Dr Who and Sherlock.

 

 

 

Highly sensitive environment

Remained open to the public

£2.5m

MARGAM PARK

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Margam Country Park is a multi-layered site of outstanding historical importance, with both Grade I and II buildings.

In order to conserve the important buildings and structures within the park and increase visitor numbers, funding was secured via the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and NPTCBC.  

We undertook major conservation and refurbishment work to the; Castle Terrace Garden and Walls, Broadwalk and Steps, Bamboo Garden, Rills and Ponds, South Ha-Ha, Orangery Terrace, Temple of Four Seasons, Vine House, Chapter House and Ivy Cottage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work within a Grade I listed estate

Integration of sustainable low-energy systems

£0.5m

TINTERN ABBEY

CADW (Welsh Government’s historic environment service)

Full refurbishment of the visitors centre. The building is located at the northern edge of the ruins of the Grade I listed Abbey.

Works included; the removal of Centres wood-wool roof deck, construction of a new roof structure incorporating the existing timbers joists.

We worked closely with CADW to integrate sustainable and cost effective methods of; energy production (photovoltaic panels) and heating (ground-source heat pumps).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work within a Grade I listed estate

Phased restoration in live tourist attraction

£2.5m

DUFFRYN GARDENS

Vale of Glamorgan Council

The refurbishment of an existing Grade I building creatED the Cory Education Centre which provides a learning  venue for visitors to House and Gardens.

In keeping with the Grade I listing the building was refurbished utilising traditional materials including; lime wash paint and lime based render containing horse hair.

.Other works included the conversion and refurbishment of several existing buildings and redundant facilities.

Whilst external works included; new roads, footpaths and landscaping.

WINNER: LABC Conservation Building Award

 

 

 

 

 

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