Restoration of Fire Damaged 17th Century Manor House and sub-division as 7 new dwellings, Rickmansworth

Clients bought this Grade II listed Manor house dating from the 16th Century following a fire whilst vacant.

Previously used by the area health authority, the building had been unused for some years when vandals set light to it, causing substantial damage. We were appointed to effect a scheme that would restore the damaged structure, and form a number of dwellings within its shell. The design that was accepted by both client and local planning and conservation officers was for seven homes to be created by the vertical subdivision of the building. This was achieved by using all of the original internal walls, thereby not harming the original compartmentation of this historic building.  

An extremely interesting building to work on, we uncovered many historic wall decoration features that were conserved and carefully covered.   Internal detailing followed the original work.  All replacement glazing was produced in Poland in a centuries old casting works, so that the true character of the original building was preserved.

Project Feature Overview

  • Client: Developer
  • Project type: Restoration and Conversion of listed building to dwellings – completed
  • Location: Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • Services Provided: Architect and Contract Administrator
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