Ledston Hall, Castleford

Project Information

Client Wheler Foundation
Service Quantity Surveying and Asbestos Services
Status Ongoing

Key features
• Grade I listed
• Major conservation repair
• Residential conversion

Ledston Hall is a Grade I listed historic building standing in over 3,000 acres of its own grounds, incorporating a 12th century chapel. Last used as a school in 1954, much of the building has been disused for a number of years.

The project comprises major conservation works 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 and education purposes.

This includes roof repairs and an M&E upgrade programme, including a new remote energy centre that will accommodate gas fired boilers, along with CHP plant to 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.

As part of this work, we also conducted asbestos refurbishment surveys and managed the extensive asbestos removal works, from tender through to completion and continue to provide asbestos consultancy services to the principal contractor.