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CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Working with many respected clients and professionals we have helped with the conservation of listed buildings and scheduled ancient monuments throughout the country.  We have assisted in preserving and making sensitive additions to many historic buildings ensuring their preservation for future generations.

KENWOOD HOUSE

Hampstead, London

The extensive restoration of this Grade I listed house included significant repairs to the roof, chimney, rendered brickwork facades and mouldings (including the magnificent portico).  Refurbishment to windows, internal doors, ironmongery, 17th century floors and ornate staircase balustrades was also carried out. 

Internal restoration included the repair and redecoration of delicate moulded ceilings. The entrance hall and grand staircase were restored in their original colours, as well as the Adam Library.  Refurbishment of the heating, electrical and security installation were also incorporated.

Huntley Cartwright provided detailed bills of quantities and carefully considered provisional sums for works.  These were used as a sound base for valuing the complex works and variations whilst respecting the interests of different specialist consultants and conservators.

OSBORNE HOUSE

Isle of Wight

The project comprised the stripping out of the terrace restaurant and orangery. This required refurbishment of the floors, redecoration, new lighting, alterations to existing mechanical and electrical installations, a new staircase, waiter stations, a bespoke bar and new furnishings.

CLISSOLD HOUSE AND PARK

Hackney, London

Huntley Cartwright was appointed to provide project management services for the restoration of Clissold Park, a Grade II listed property.  The project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and involved the restoration of the house, which was repurposed to include a restaurant and local event venue. 

PITZHANGER MANOR & GALLERY

Ealing, London

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery is Ealing’s flagship heritage and cultural venue. It consists of Grade I listed Pitzhanger Manor, designed by the revered British architect Sir John Soane in 1800, and its adjoining gallery, one of West London’s principal contemporary arts venues.

Since 2012, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust have been working alongside Ealing Council on a major project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore Pitzhanger Manor to Soane’s original design. The Gallery has been fully renovated and upgraded, and The Garden Room café-brasserie has been newly built within Soane’s walled kitchen garden. Within the manor a new exhibition to display artefacts with interactive AV displays and interactives has been installed. All these elements together will create a destination heritage and arts venue.

 

Huntley Cartwright acted as the construction project manager for the construction phase of the project.

CANONS CLOISTER

Windsor, Berkshire

This was a two-year programme of works divided into three phases: repairing, conserving and restoring the 14th century cloister.  The works, carried out under an archaeological watching brief and recording, included replacing the 1960’s copper roofing with sand cast lead, installing new cast iron rainwater goods, repairing the oak frame, replacing the cement render on steel mesh with lime render on chestnut lathes.  Chimneys, facades and garth walls were all cleaned and repaired. Redundant cabling was removed and substandard work that had been carried out during the 1960s and 1970s was rectified.

Huntley Cartwright provided full quantity surveying services.

ARCHER PAVILION

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire

Huntley Cartwright was appointed quantity surveyor for the conservation, roofing repair and drainage works to the pavilion.

PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

London

Huntley Cartwright is currently engaged as quantity surveyors for the overhaul of the cast iron roofs to the Palace of Westminster. 

The project involves the repair of cast iron trusses and roof coverings to the Grade I listed World Heritage site. 

 

The works are being carried out in six phases over a nine-year period.  The process requires an elevation to be fully scaffolded with a temporary roof.  The cast iron components are removed from site, stripped back and repaired by stitching and/or welding.  New components are cast where damage is too expensive for repair.  The cast iron components are then galvanised, painted and returned to site.

BROMPTON CEMETERY

Kensington, London

One of the "Magnificent Seven", Brompton Cemetery is regarded as one of the finest Victorian Metropolitan cemeteries in the country.  The Grade I listed site has a formal layout with a central avenue leading to a chapel inspired by St Peter's Basilica, Rome.  Between its shaded walks are over 35,000 monuments – many of great historic import. 

Huntley Cartwright assisted The Royal Parks with a successful Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Funding bid.  We were also appointed as quantity surveyor for the restoration of the landscape, memorial and chapel.  The project also created a new visitor centre and café in the North Lodge. 

BROADLANDS HOUSE

Hampshire

Broadlands House is a large Grade I listed stately home of historic interest, it is one of the finest examples of mid-Georgian architecture.

This project comprised the removal of asbestos (primarily located within the floor voids), replacement of mechanical and electrical services, making good of the existing fabric and finishes, as well as essential minor repairs.

The existing boiler room that housed oil-fired boilers was stripped out to accommodate calorifiers and a water softener.  A new boiler room, remote from the house, was constructed to house a biomass-boiler plant and a back-up gas-fired plant.

EASTGATE HOUSE

Rochester, Kent

Eastgate House, notable for its association with Charles Dickens, is a Grade I listed building and a treasured landmark in the heart of historic Rochester. 

 

Huntley Cartwright was appointed as quantity surveyor and principal designer for the alteration, extension and refurbishment works to the house.  This was entirely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).  A further successful application was made to the HLF to carry out restoration works to the gardens.

HARDHAM PRIORY

Hardham, West Sussex

Huntley Cartwright was instructed to project manage and act as quantity surveyor to refurbish this Grade I listed private house.  The building is also included in the Schedule of Ancient Monuments.

The works consisted of fully refurbishing the internal areas of the house.  This included making good the external rubble walling building fabric, the construction of an additional floor in the existing loft space, construction of a new utility building, installation of all new building services, new lime-plastered walls and ceilings and installing high quality furniture and fittings throughout.

Huntley Cartwright was also appointed as quantity surveyor for the conservation of the Chapter House ruins in the grounds.

VICTORIA & ALBERT MAUSOLEUM

Windsor, Berkshire

Huntley Cartwright are providing quantity surveying services for the external repair and internal protection, including access and temporary works, to the resting place of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

THETFORD PRIORY

Thetford, Norfolk

The project consisted of stonework consolidation to the ruins of both the Priory and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Both sites are in the guardianship of English Heritage and are Scheduled Ancient Monuments. 

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