Integral Engineering Design have been appointed for structural and civil engineering design services on this Grade II* listed project which is requiring careful phasing. The main house was built in the early 1300s and received a licence to crenellate in 1315. The main house retains sections of the original castle – in particular the gatehouse and a section of crenellated wall. It became a domestic residence during the seventeenth century and a significant extension was added in the nineteenth century. The building is load bearing masonry (rubble stone and ashlar) with timber roofs. We have provided a structural report on the main house and are currently part of the design team for the new swimming pool with ancillary buildings, tower and walled garden and staff quarters. The relationship between existing listed buildings and new buildings in massing terms and architectural style has created interesting discussion. Once the main house has been renovated there are plans to re-instate the moat.
Private client: Manifest Design Workshop