The architectural philosophy of 'retain, restore and replace' drove the sympathetic conversion of this 56,000 sq. ft. property into a state of the art outpatient facility for the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Major restoration work was completed on the walls, timber roof and roof, juxtaposed by a light, modern building extension, all to deliver improved medical services to the area. Externally, a new wildlife pond increases biodiversity and enhances the local habitat, whilst extensive parking improves the overall experience for patients. The project was a collaboration between Henry Boot Developments and the Trust and has helped generate capital investment and deliver improved medical services to the area.
Not only has the historic listed building been preserved but there has been no compromise in the provision of the office and clinical space, designed and constructed to modern standards, which is able to be maintained cost-efficiently, yet enhancing the experience of NHS personnel and patients by means of its distinctive character.
Tom Rhys-Jones, Managing Director, Jefferson Sheard
Considerate Constructors score
Shortlisted for RICS and NFB awards
Rebuilding the gable wall required extensive work; stone was taken from elsewhere on the site and the original mortar was analysed to ensure a true match could be used, allowing the wall to remain in keeping with the conservation of the project. The site team worked in close conjunction with a Conservation Officer to complete a major restoration of the original timber roof structure. This required the removal of all roof slates, which were then counted, repaired and re-laid. Internally, the building was stripped back to its original structure, with new load-bearing floors, lift shafts and stairwells installed.
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