We were appointed to preserve the fragile historic roof above the Picture Gallery, the centrepiece of the Attingham Park mansion. Our design solution needed to be elegant, not only to minimise the impact on the building but also to visually complement the historic surroundings.
Attingham Park is one of the most visited National Trust sites in the UK and houses their regional headquarters. With the estate relying on income from its 330,000 annual visitors, it was critical that the gallery remained open during the roof works.
A structural glass solution was developed that enabled light levels to be maintained while eliminating ultra violet and other harmful solar rays from entering the gallery.
The glass roof is separated from the historic building by a wide purpose-made gutter that provides access around the roof and directs rainwater to the outside of the building.