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The Ryes

Feilden+Mawson were approached by the client to work on a project that required a Grade II listed building to be converted from a school to residential building. The scheme consisted of a large house which had been heavily and unsympathetically modified over the previous two decades.

Feilden+Mawson’s initial requirement was to understand which elements of the remaining building were original and how the building would be returned to its former glory. It became apparent that the building had not been correctly maintained and therefore the project became a significant conservation project as well as conversion to residential. What was critical to the client was that we provided them with a scheme that was robust, that dealt with the significant issues of running a property of this scale but primarily kept within their budget.

The scheme uses a central heating plant which not only heats the main house but also other properties in proximity to the main building. We therefore looked at various cost options for them and also looked at ways of phasing the project to help manage cash flow/funding of the project through its various stages. The project was run as a traditional contract.