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Felton Park Glasshouse and Potting Shed
“Felton Park’s GdII* listed glasshouse was on Historic England’s “Buildings At Risk” Register since its inception. The glasshouse is situated in Felton Park’s ancient walled garden and was built around 1830. The structure uses curved wrought iron glazing and (later) fish scale reeded glass, which at the time was a ground-breaking technique. The glasshouse is one of only 2 or 3 similar structures in the UK.
We were delighted to be appointed as principal contractor and given the task of refurbishing the glasshouse and potting shed. The project included masonry, glazing and roofing work.
Project funders include Mr Maxwell, Historic England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Country Houses Foundation and Northumberland County Council.
The restored glasshouse received a commendation at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards.
It also won an architectural commendation in the prestigious Georgian Group/Savills Architectural Awards for 2015 were it received a commendation in the Garden and Garden Building Restoration section, being narrowly beaten into second place by Croome Park in Worcester.
We are immensely proud to be nominated by the architects for the heritage award in this year’s constructing excellence in the north east (CEINE) awards.
- Employer: Tim Maxwell (Owner)
- Conservation Architects: Spence and Dower
- Architect: Spence and Dower
- Main Contractor: Calibre Metalwork