The future of Cuerden Hall is as a private, family home: its original purpose. This produces the least impact on the fabric, the smallest number of occupants, the fewest changes and the essential undoing of inappropriate alterations done in the past.
Subdivided rooms will be opened up, servants areas restored, cellars freed from damp, stonework repaired, vegetation removed, timbers restored, roofs repaired, new uses found for redundant buildings, ancient woodland carefully maintained and the gardens enhanced.
The details of these works will be provided on this website as the research and design work progresses.
Please check back here for more information.
DESIGN AND ACCESS STATEMENT
The objective of this Design & Access Statement is to describe the iterative design process undertaken between Client, Place and Architect. This process has facilitated much thought about the nature of 21st century country living, the aspirations for the use of space and the relationship between activities. The process has enabled a deeper more critical understanding of Cuerden Hall and the opportunities it presents as an exceptional and unique traditional home. The methodology has been to review all existing material, understand the building and site, understand the historical development and significance of its various parts, and to devise a creative response that brought both together and then continue the iterative process of design development to refine the concept to a viable proposal.
PROPOSED DRAWINGS OF THE HALL BY PURCELL ARCHITECTURE
View the detailed technical drawings by our Architects, Purcell, to support our planning application.
PROPOSED DRAWINGS OF THE GATES AND LODGES BY PURCELL ARCHITECTURE
View our plans to reinstate gates and lodges at the entrance to the Hall on Shady Lane.
PROPOSED DRAWINGS OF THE SECONDARY GATES BY TOM STUART-SMITH
A second set of gates will be situated on the driveway for security at the closest entry point to the Hall.
View the landscape statement from our expert landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith, providing the future vision of the Hall's 16-acre garden and grounds.
Detailed landscaping layout showing the proposed detail from the driveway entrance to the reinstated pond and planting.
LANDSCAPE REMOVALS AND DEMOLITIONS
Diagram showing removal and demolition of current aspects of the Hall's grounds for landscaping works to be carried out.
HISTORIC ENGLAND PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE
Correspondence with Historic England in relation to converting Cuerden Hall back to a single dwelling.
FLOOD RISK ASSESSMENT AND DRAINAGE STRATEGY
A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) and Drainage Strategy (DS) has been commissioned to accompany the full planning application for Cuerden Hall.
PUBLIC PLANNING CONSULTATION MEETING 13TH APRIL
A public planning consultation meeting took place on the 13th April 2021. If you missed the meeting you can listen to the presentations from our world-renowned heritage specialist architects, Purcell, and eight-time Chelsea Gold medal winner, landscape designer, Tom Stuart-Smith here, followed by the Q&A.
STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
The statement sets out how feedback was sought (the consultation process) and how views and feedback received have been taken into account and influenced the final proposals for the site.
A Planning Statement, prepared by Paul Butler Associates, has been provided in support of applications for planning permission and listed building consent.
The scheme involves the sensitive repair and restoration of the Hall and its grounds as the property is returned to its original use as a single family dwelling.
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