Role: Project Architect

Crosby Granger Architects were awarded the project to carry out the analytical architectural investigation, costed condition survey and feasibility study for development of the fortified house of Burneside Hall South Lakeland and the Ruinous Gleaston Castle, Cumbria.

The project’s aim was to carry out full historical assessments of the sites in order to better understand the significance and their social and political history within the region between the 14th and 16th Century. Full condition surveys and structural surveys were also carried out, which included costed recommendations for repair.

The project also required Crosby Granger Architects to appraise the repair costs and produce a feasibility study for the appropriate conservation and if appropriate, the sustainable reuse of each site in order to ensure their removal from the Heritage at Risk Register. Options appraisals for both sites were carried out, with costed plans put forward in a final recommendation report to assist with grant funding.

The feasibility study of the sites explored the future management and development, taking into account:

 

• Historic, architectural and archaeological significance
• Repair and development costs
• Funding options
• Planning constraints/opportunities

 

Crosby Granger are now working directly for the owners to review the schemes and look towards applying for grants to assist with essential repairs initially, followed by major proposals for redevelopment.

DISCIPLINES COVERED IN COMMISSION:

 

• Site evaluation and historic building assessments, including condition and structural surveys,
• Assessment of historic, architectural and archaeological significance,
• Undertaking options appraisals and feasibility studies for the sympathetic repair and conservation of the buildings,
• Identification of funding streams,
• Stakeholder engagement and developing proposals that enable the sustainable management of each site.

#CONSERVATION

Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Our award-winning practice has long established expertise in projects involving the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, as well as new designs for sensitive sites.

From the scholarly restoration of churches and historic houses across the north of England to master planning for owners of large private estates, Cumbrian clients include the National Trust, Holker Hall, Leighton Hall, Levens Hall and Muncaster Castle. The practice also has clients, including independent schools, in Co. Durham, Cheshire, the Midlands and London.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab
GREAT NEWS! Crosby Granger Architects have made three senior promotions in response to our ambitious growth plans and the increasing demand for our heritage consultancy services.

Gordon Blunt joined the practice in September 2020 and is tasked with managing and improving the studio’s production of information, knowledge sharing and providing technical oversight on major projects.

Co-founder Chris Granger said: “We have a solid foundation in the heritage sector from which to expand our work and for which we are seeing increasing demand. So we are very pleased about the three appointments.

“We also act as specialist consultants to other architects, surveyors and estate managers who need high-level building conservation advice or technical guidance. They are often wrestling alone with the same problems we are tackling with our bigger team of experts.

#heritage #conservation #worldheritagesite #lakedistrict #coniston #ullockmoss #levenshall #vernacular #ldnp #aonb #nationalpark #kendal #vernaculararchitecture #ecclesiastical #crosbygranger #design #independentschools #spab

RELATED PROJECTS

Burneside Hall

Burneside Hall

We were appointed to carry out the analytical architectural investigation, costed condition survey and feasibility study for development of the fortified house of Burneside Hall South Lakeland, Cumbria.

Furness Abbey & Piel Castle

Furness Abbey & Piel Castle

We were appointed to carry out the historical research, assessment, and strategic management review, and develop and publish a Conservation Management Plan for Furness Abbey and Piel Castle, both in the Guardianship of English Heritage.

Eshton Hall

Eshton Hall

Eshton Hall is a listed grade II* country house located close to Gargrave in the Parish of Flasby with Winterburn, which is situated in North Yorkshire within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Craven District Council.

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