OWL Architects

Heritage: Refurbishment


OWL Architects - Heritage - Benacre North Lodge



Benacre North Lodge
Beccles, Suffolk

Role: Planning, Design & Project Management

Scope: Listed Building, Refurbishment

Client: The Benacre Estate

Value: Circa £200K

North Lodge, a former gatehouse to Benacre Hall in Suffolk had been unoccupied for many years. Having fallen into a state of serious disrepair OWL Architect’s remit was to restore, refurbish and enlarge the property in keeping with the original structure and its surroundings. An earlier poor quality extension at the rear was replaced to stylistically reflect the original with purpose made sash windows. Internally the building was completely refurbished and insulated linings unobtrusively installed. From the outset it became apparent that the condition of the roof was far worse than anticipated resulting in major reconstruction work.