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PROJECT
BRIEF

Sympathetically restore and renovate a Grade II former hunting lodge and Melton Mowbray War Memorial Hospital into luxury stunning apartments, as part of a wider bespoke residential development. 

PROJECT
INFORMATION

  • Location: Melton Mowbray 
  • Sector Commercial Residential Developments 
  • Client: Wyndham Lodge Developments Limited 

AWARDS: 

LABC National Building Excellence Awards 2019 – Finalist

ProCon Awards 2019 – Finalist

LJCC Merit Award for Craftsmanship 2019

LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards 2019 – Winner

LJCC Merit Awards for Craftsmanship 2018 for whole project and stonework

Restoration and conversion of a former 17th century hunting lodge and Melton Mowbray War Memorial Hospital into luxury apartments.

Historic building undergoing renovation

CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

The original Grade II listed building had been derelict for a number of years and invasive rot had taken hold. Sadly, very few of the original features could be restored and careful restoration of those that remained was essential.   

Balancing listed building requirements and building regulations was successfully achieved through attention to detail and clever design. Local artisan stonemasons were sourced who were able to restore many of the original stone features, reusing and refacing the original stone on site.  

The steep gradient over the whole site which slopes up from the front to back and left to right posed significant technical challenges. Road gradient changes were required to adhere to current regulations which meant extending the original listed staircase level with the new road and required additional listed building applications.  

Inside, the original stair brackets and matchboard ceiling to the stair core could be restored, with traditional skirting, cornicing and architrave carpentry detailing added, as well as a replicated secondary staircase. The new timber slimline double-glazed windows were also handmade and traditional lime render was used on the gables 

Inspired design and true craftsmanship have rejuvenated the magnificent building to its glory days. After two years of meticulous dedication, the building is back to its original splendour and has been recognised for the quality of its renovation.  

TEAM

  • Architects: HSSP
  • Principle Contractor: M Snutch Builders & Contractors Ltd 
  • Stone Masons: Paul Knight and James Kearney