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Seventeen Nineteen, Holy Trinity Church

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

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Client    Churches Conservation Trust

Scope   Grade I listed | 1718-1719 | heritage at risk | 

              conversion | community space | HLF Funded  

Status    Completed                     Awards  Various

Holy Trinity Church is Grade I listed and was on the Historic England's heritage at risk register. The Churches Conservation Trust stepped in to care for the building and find a economically viable use. A Heritage Lottery Fund was granted to the redevelopment of Holy Trinity into a community space called Seventeen Nineteen. 

The works involved; replacement ground floor structure, isolated repairs to the existing building fabric, new timber framed WC pod and gallery structure, and a new entrance pod. 

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Client    Crafted Projects

Scope   Grade II* listed | 1235 | redevelopment | 

              stabilisation works | steel frame  

Status   Completed                      Awards  IStructE Regional 2022  

12 - 16 Cloth Market was suffering from a significant structural failure. The front brick wall was leaning outwards caused by a rotten timber bressumer beam . A carefully considered structural repair scheme was developed. This involved, removing the rotten timber and supporting the brick elevation on a new steel beam. The beam was supported on a cantilever steel frame with reinforced concrete footings, carefully constructed over medieval footings.

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Brewhouse Cafe

Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland

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Client    National Trust

Scope   grade II listed | 18th Century | historic park and garden | 

              structural condition survey | contemporary conversion  

Status    Completed                     Awards  RICS National 2022

Conversion of 18th Century farmbuildings (former brewhouse) to a contemporary cafe, located to the north east of Seaton Delaval Hall, a Grade I listed country house by Sir John Vanbrugh.

The works involved a structural inspection of the existing buildings and developing a repair strategy. New construction to the west elevation with a steel framed building clad in timber and with full height glazing. 

Designed by Mosedale Gillatt Architects.

Levens Kitchen

Levens Hall, Kendal, Cumbria

Client    Levens Hall Estate

Scope   grade I listed | 13th Century site investigation | 

              new build in historic setting | steel and timber design

Status    Completed

A new-build cafe set within the walled garden of Levens Hall, a Grade I listed Elizabethan House, surrounding a 13th Century Pele Tower. The wider site is home to the world's oldest topiary gardens. 

The cafe is a steel and timber framed structure, with locally sourced stone facing. Internally the cafe is a modern double height space, with prominent oak trusses. 

Designed by Haigh Architects.

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© Photograph by Tony West

St Hilda's Headstock

South Shields

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Client    Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust

Scope   grade II listed | 1810 | mining heritage | 

              structural condition survey staircase design    

Status    Completed                     Awards  IStructE Regional 2018

The local community have a strong connection to the St Hilda's Headstock, the last reminder of a prominent mining community. The redevelopment involved the installation of an access core: a cantilever steel staircase and lift, connecting the winding house and the pump house . The modern roof lantern draws light through translucent paneling and full height glazing. Creating a modern artists retreat

Designed by Mawson Kerr Architects.

Yr Ysgwrn Exhibition Centre

Yr Ysgwrn, Trawsfynydd

Client    Snowdonia National Park

Scope   grade II* listed | early 19th Century | conversion | 

              reinforced concrete retaining wall | canopy design  

Status    Completed                     Awards  RSAW

Beudy Llwyd was a former agricultural cow shed situated to the North West of Yr Ysgwrn, a Grade II* listed traditional welsh farmhouse. Beudy Llwyd was sensitively repaired and converted, with a new extension forming an exhibition space for the museum. The new extension is set within the side of hill, requiring an exposed battered reinforced concrete retaining wall. Timber clad flitch beams form the roof structure and a glazed canopy runs around the perimeter of the courtyard.

Designed by Purcell Architects.  

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Slackwood Barn

Silverdale, Lancashire

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Client   Private Client

Scope   grade II* Listed | 2000 | heritage at risk register | 

              sympathetic conversion | staircase design  | 

Status    Completed

Conversion of a Grade II* Listed barn on the Historic England heritage at risk register. Sensitive repairs were carried out to the building fabric, alongside the introduction of two new innovative staircase, one made of steel and the other a cantilevered stone stair built with Burlington Stone. This formed part of a listed barn conversion. 

Designed by Blackett-Ord Conservation Architecture. 

Moat Brae

Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

Client    Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust (PPMBT)

Scope   grade B Listed saved from demolition | 1823

              Greek revival style | roof replacement |

Status    Completed

This Grade B Listed building was rescued from demolition by Blackett-Ord Conservation who maintained that it was not in as dangerous condition as the owners had been advised. 

Moat Brae was the building where J. M. Barrie was inspired to write Peter Pan. The building was taken over by a Trust, and fully repaired with a new roof structure, it has now been opened as a national centre for Children's Literature.  

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Shephards Law Chapel

Alnwick, Northumberland

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Client    Private

Scope   new build | rural setting concrete vault design |


Status    Completed

A new chapel for the monastery at Shepherds Law, near Alnwick. The structure comprises a concrete vault with stone and brick walls. 

Designed by Ralph Pattison, Architect. 

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