CONSERVATION WITH NEW WORKS
2015 – 2018
Moreton Manor, formerly ‘Scarba House’, is a landmark structure within the Waverley Municipality. In 2015, CO-AP and Design 5-Architects were engaged to carry out detailed investigations into the existing building including its condition, integrity and opportunities to reinstate the building’s original use as a private residence. The outcome of these investigations formed the basis of the works.
The works aimed to conserve and enhance the significant fabric of the 1884 section of the house and adapt the 1858 cottage and kitchen wing to improve its connection to the northern yard whilst avoiding impacts to the significant parts of the mansion.
The north and west gardens were designed as contemporary outdoor spaces while the design of the front garden respects and conserves the house’s character – preserving the remnant garden and carriage-loop. Significant trees were retained to frame the house and maintain its original setting.
The project has unified and revitalised the house for contemporary living whilst conserving its unique character, significant fabric and memories of locals who experienced ‘Scarba’. The outcome demonstrates the exceptional commitment of the owners and great dedication and skill on the part of all involved in the project.