Ledston Hall

year 2023 - On Site

category Historic Buildings

client The Wheler Foundation

location Ledston, West Yorkshire

project value £11M

TGA were commissioned by the Wheler Foundation as part of a design team led by Purcell Architects in York. Ledston Hall is a Grade 1 listed historic building standing in over 3,000 acres of it’s own grounds. It incorporates a 12th century chapel. Much of the building has been disused for a number of years, although the south wing includes some residential space let to tenants.

Project Summary

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 developed 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 has currently been developed to RIBA Stage D to support an HLF bid.


Acres of ground


Century Chapel


Major conservation works phase to repair and conserve the historic building fabric

A new servicing strategy developed

Provided thermal energy to the residential properties

Reducing annual CO2 emissions