CONSERVATION WITH NEW WORKS
2010 – 2014
The Abbey, a distinctive Victorian Free Gothic residence built c1882 was in an advanced state of disrepair when a program of staged conservation works was undertaken in 2010-2014. These included restoration, adaptation and refurbishment of the main house, stables, kitchen wing and landscape.
The aim of the project was to conserve a significant landmark building and ensure its viability for the future, and satisfy the client brief, which was to unify and revitalise the house for contemporary living whilst retaining its unique and distinctive character.
The design carefully conserves and and structurally stablises elements such as the stair connecting the wings and the first and ground floor colonnades. The works pay homage to the history of the building by retaining layers of development whilst subtly introducing new elements to accommodate modern residential requirements.