Manor House Farm

Client

Richardson Projects

Project cost

£2 million

Location

Leigh, Manchester

Project Description

Grade II listed building conversion

We were appointed as architects on a design and build contract to create new homes within existing Grade II listed buildings at the Manor House Farm Estate. The project was to provide listed building consent, planning and building regulations, a conservation strategy and repair advice. The design incorporated internal courtyards which are car free.

Key Features

  • We listened carefully to the client to establish a clear brief for this historically important development. 
  • Identifying risks to the project, innovating and mitigating risks. For example, restoration of the existing barns and extent of rebuilding was vital regarding viability and maintaining the historical integrity.
  • Establishing pragmatic, sustainable and solutions focused on requirements for cars against historical context, which was agreed with the conservation officer, to limit car access.
  • Delivering less carbon emissions and waste. Care homes in the past have not been green buildings and have been expensive to heat.
  • Providing low maintenance and low life cycle costs.
  • Designing new homes in existing Grade II listed buildings without compromising their historical integrity.

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