The Practice was commissioned by its then new owners to help them save this wonderful but neglected Grade II* Listed Building from further deterioration. We worked with Historic England and the local authority Conservation Officer to obtain Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for an extensive scheme of restoration and updating, before providing on site contract administration once work was underway.
The significant scheme of structural refurbishment included full re-roofing, work to the stone facades and parapet detailing, major timber repairs to the ground, first and second floors, and the un-doing of a partial ‘renovation’ of the lower ground floor.
The works also included minor internal alterations and a small extension to the Victorian conservatory – an octagonal breakfront to accommodate a contemporary stone and glass staircase, which has made the lower ground floor more easily accessible and an integral part of the building’s living space. Belfield has now been restored for future generations while at the same time meeting the demands of twenty-first century family life.
Belfield House won the 2010 Civic Society Award.