The team at Manning Elliott were delighted to hear that our project Crofton Workshops was awarded Highly Commended in the LABC Northern Building Excellence Awards for the Best Commercial Project category.
The awards were announced virtually this year with a presentation by Lorna Stimpson, LABC Chief Executive.
Crofton Workshops was once a dilapidated outbuilding that belonged to Crofton Hall. It has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to create four bespoke, commercial, small business units. The oldest parts of the outbuildings were built in 1660 and, with many of the stones still in good condition, it granted the opportunity to retain some of the history and aesthetic qualities of the original buildings by reusing this stone around a new timber frame. The existing stone walls were methodology rebuilt in accordance with an in-depth measured and photographic survey. Where necessary, new dressed stone was introduced to complete the historic stone façade. To the rear of the building a new timber façade provides a contemporary finish in contrast to the historic stones.
All four units are in use and have been designed for bespoke purposes. He companies include a luxury marshmallow manufacturing company, a children’s clothes designer/make, a non-profit art company and a photography company.
Well done the Manning Elliott team, our client Michael Cowen, Allan Wannop Builders, Fleming Homes (timber frame specialists), Allerdale BC planning team and all others involved.