OWL Architects

Heritage: Refurbishment

OWL Architects - Heritage - The Manor House

The Manor House
Southwold, Suffolk

Role: Planning, Design & Project Management

Scope: Listed Building, Party Wall Surveyor

Client: Lady Gooch

Value: Undisclosed

The Manor House is a Grade II* Listed Georgian town house prominently located in the centre of Southwold, Suffolk. The project comprised its renovation and refurbishment together with layout alterations and a number of structural and fabric repairs. Despite unsympathetic earlier modifications the Conservation Officer felt that some of the proposed changes were inappropriate and insisted on revised proposals. Planning and Listed Building consent were eventually obtained in January 2009 further to protracted negotiations with English Heritage. In addition to design and project management services, a number of new structural beams were installed to enable alteration of the upper floors which necessitated Party Wall matters (undertaken by OWL Architects) given the presence of a flying freehold.