This included exposed beams, rare fireplaces, stone staircases, ornate timber panelling, panelled doors, skirtings and architraves. In the undertaking of this project, Manning Elliott worked closely with planning officers, English Heritage, the client and the main contractor to deliver a successful, popular and unique residential development in the centre of Penrith and the preservation of several historic buildings.
The development comprised the renovation and conversion of 3 distinct and important elements: The original Hutton Hall; The Pele Tower and an adjoining cottage. All were previously used as offices. Hutton Hall is a Grade II listed building and defined as a 'particularly important building of more than special interest' by English Heritage. The Pele Tower is Grade I listed and was a particularly challenging conversion to consider. The design was sensitive to each section of the building and retained a wealth of well-presented period features which have been meticulously protected and renovated by the client.