Felton Park Glasshouse receives highly commended award of excellence at the 2016 CENE Awards

16 June 2016

The team are very proud to have been highly commended in the ‘Heritage’ category at the 2016 Constructing Excellence in the North East awards, for our work as the main contractor on Felton Park’s Glasshouse and Potting Shed.

Collecting the award of excellence

The judges reviewed a number of similar projects, recognising the high standards of conservation approached repairs that Calibre demonstrated throughout the restoration.

We delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health & safety standards, lowest environmental impact, all to our clients’ delight.

Calibre demonstrated evidence of research and investigation into the traditional methods and materials encountered, considered alternative options, provided a choice of appropriate heritage based solutions and delivered quality with enduring outcomes.

The Grade II* greenhouse and potting shed, set within the 1774 stove-walled garden at Felton Park, was built in about 1830. It is one of the earliest surviving buildings to use slender, curved wrought iron glazing bars and fish scale glass; at the time a highly innovative technique.

Felton Park Glasshouse

Following restoration, the glasshouse has been removed from Historic England’s “Buildings at Risk” register.

We had the pleasure of working as the main contractor on this project backed up by an excellent team of specialist subcontractors, including Cheshire Stained Glass Ltd & MGM Ltd. Our thanks to Spence & Dower, Chartered Architects, who provided professional input throughout and liaised with Historic England, Heritage lottery fund and other related organisations, to ensure that the project was swiftly managed to agreed budgets and to the high standards.

Finally, many thanks to our clients, Mr and Mrs Maxwell, who allowed us to work on such an important feature within their property.

More details can be viewed on the dedicated website www.feltonparkgreenhouse.org

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