Wentworth Castle

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Case Study Details

Date
October 2013
Client
Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park Heritage Trust
Value
£2m
Service Type
Location
Barnsley

Client’s Requirements

This project involved the restoration of the grade II* listed Victorian conservatory to create a visitor gateway for the castle and gardens within the Grade I listed parkland. The conservatory itself is a rare and very fragile structure that attracted national interest in 2003 when it narrowly missed winning the TV series Restoration. Since then the heritage trust have been actively seeking to secure its’ future, and have secured ERDF funding of £820k to cover some of the cost of the renovation work.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham was appointed to provide detailed design of the building services From RIBA stage B to L and BREEAM Assessment services

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

The challenge with this commission was to balance the renovation of the conservatory building with the plans to convert the potting shed into an interpretation centre and education room.

The team drew from their experience of working on previous listed buildings to provide a design solution that was in-keeping with the current beauty and style of the building.