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Nominated for Outstanding Building Conservation Efforts

We are celebrating this week after being nominated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Awards for our building conservation efforts on a large scale residential project, located just outside of York.

The RICS awards for Yorkshire and Humber, have shortlisted the team's work on the Grade II* Oswaldkirk Hall in the Building Conservation category, for its outstanding work to restore the building to bring it to a new and original use.

We worked closely with the owners of the property to realise their ideal home, which included major external and internal refurbishment of the main Hall and extensive outbuildings. A large project spanning four years since inception, the team was appointed to design and project manage the redevelopment of the Hall, which has seen partial demolition of a later range, new build kitchen and bedroom extension, full reroofing and structural repairs, internal interventions including the provision of a new staircase, providing 5 new windows to the historic facades as well as significant works on the external facades to the property.

Martin Smith, our director of architecture comments: “Working on the restoration of Oswaldkirk Hall to transform into a contemporary and liveable family home has been a great experience. The entire wrdunn team has worked hard to design a family home for our client, but always keeping in mind the history and heritage of the building.

“We are so delighted to have been nominated in the conservation category for RICS Yorkshire and Humber awards. We’re up against some incredible competition from the across the region so this really is a truly outstanding achievement.”

The RICS judges will visit the Hall in the coming months to see first hand the level of skill and effort that went into protecting and conserving this Grade II* listed building throughout the restoration process. The award ceremony takes places on 11th May 2018 at Leeds United Football Club.