RICS South East Building Conservation Award (Shortlisted)
RICS Conservation Award
RIBA Crown Estate Conservation Award (Shortlisted)
British Construction Industry Award
Lead Contractor’s Association Murdoch Award
Featuring designs by Vanbrugh, Adam, Gibbs, Kent and Soane, Stowe is one of the finest 18th Century houses in Europe. Like many great estates, it declined in the 19th Century and was sold to become a public school. We were appointed to lead an ambitious six-phase repair and restoration programme to restore the house to its former glory and is currently in the third phase of works.
The external restoration of the South Front included stonework and roofing repairs to the pavilions to safeguard the building’s future. The internal restoration has focused on the Large Library & Ante Library, Egyptian Hall, and the upcoming Music Room, scheduled to complete in August 2012. We restored the Library to its late 18th Century historic splendour, including the elaborate Neoclassical plaster ceiling decorations, fine mahogany Neoclassical gallery and upper bookcases, and oak flooring.