Ledston Hall is a Grade 1 listed historic building, incorporating a 12th century chapel, standing in over 3,000 acres of its own grounds. Much of the building has been disused for a number of years, although the south wing includes some residential space let to tenants.
The project comprises a major conservation works phase to repair and conserve the historic building fabric, followed by a conversion phase to redevelop the property into a series of houses and apartments. A number of the principal rooms will be retained for public access including the chapel and spaces to be used for functions / dining / education facilities.
TGA have been engaged by the Wheler Trust as conservation building services engineers to develop a new servicing strategy for Ledston Hall which is sympathetic to the historic nature of the building and seeks to preserve and enhance its aesthetic qualities which providing the facilities required by current legislation and expected by prospective tenants.
The development will incorporate a new, remote energy centre that will accommodate gas fired boilers along with CHP plant. This arrangement will provide thermal energy to the residential properties for hot water and space heating as well as offsetting a proportion of the building’s electrical power consumption and reducing annual CO2 emissions in excess of the planning authority’s requirements.
Each residential unit will be served by a local electrical consumer unit fed from a metered supply derived from a common switchboard as well as a heat interface which delivers local hot water and heating services from thermal energy produced by the central plant.
The project is currently approaching the end of RIBA Stage 4 and is scheduled to commence on site in 2020.