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Wagon Shed Conversion

The wagon shed is part of a cluster of farm buildings high on the east side of the Yarty valley, in East Devon.

It was converted into a house for holiday letting.  The shed has become the bedrooms, and a new lean-to provides the living spaces with a panoramic view out over the valley.  The large window can be slid aside in the summer to blur the boundary between the inside and outside.

Nothe Fort

A comprehensive repair of the coastal fort at the mouth of Weymouth harbour, and its conversion into a Museum of Coastal Defences.

Involvement started with a condition survey, conservation plan and feasibility study for the development of the fort as a museum, through to completion of the building works on site.  This included the complete reconstruction of the earth ramparts, waterproofing of the gun deck and underground magazines, a new glass lift and shop.

Salem Chapel

Repair and conversion of an 18th century chapel and school room to form village community accommodation.

Complex, conservative repair and conversion project under Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage grant aid.

Hestercombe Gardens Visitor Centre

New visitor centre for an 18th century landscape garden, and a 20th century garden by Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

It required the repair and extensive alterations of a stable complex to make ticket office facilities, cafe, shop, function and interpretation areas as well as external ramps, walks and landscaping to control and improve access and setting for the gardens.

Lyscombe Chapel & Priest’s House

Lyscombe Chapel and Priest’s House had fallen into a ruinous state.  They were repaired with EH and DEFRA grants, and converted into a public space and overnight shelter for walkers on the Downland Way.

The chapel has been simply repaired with the traditional trades of lime mortar, masonry, green oak carpentry and thatched roofing.

Complex archaeological assessment and presentation of ruins, ancient church and landscape.

The Priest House walls were stabilised and the tops weathered, skillfully carried out by the contractor.