Client: MacLeod Developments
Ludshott Manor (formerly known as Woolmer Lodge) is a Grade II listed 19th century manor near Bramshott in Hampshire, designed in a Gothic style by P. F. Robertson. The building is set in parkland with wide lawns and mature trees within the rolling countryside. The original building was compromised by 20th century additions which had a detrimental effect on all facades.
Our scheme was for 13 units in the main house, extensions and a further 10 units in two separate detached blocks. Our design approach was to remove the 20th century additions and restore the key facades of the original building. We designed additions to the listed building and proposed new freestanding buildings.
The residential use allowed for the sympathetic restoration of the interior including the rehabilitation of the main staircase, a bay window similar in scale and style to the original (which had been removed during the previous extension to the main entrance) and the removal of the extensive single storey additions and two storey addition to the former chapel.
We took great care to ensure that the new proposals were deferential both in form and scale to the listed building and were placed in such a way that any impact was minimised. Our positive design approach – driven by aesthetic as well as economic reasons - meant that the original setting of the building could be understood and appreciated, a view endorsed by planners and English Heritage.