Rosslee was awarded the heritage refurbishment of the 1850s Coach House within Hurst Grange Park, Penwortham.

The initial works consisted of the demolition of the 1960’s double garage extension, complete strip out of remaining fixtures and fittings and the removal of the existing floors. This was followed with internal structural alterations to form the separate rooms.

The removal of the existing roof coverings, timber repairs and treatment by a specialist subcontractor, along with repointing of the existing masonry.  To the external of the building a new store and plant room were constructed mimicking the exiting masonry work then both sides had new roofs installed with slate coverings to match the existing building.

New timber windows along with a large timber bi-fold door, and aluminium front entrance screens and doors were fitted.

The new configuration includes a single first floor office, ground floor exhibition space, catering kitchen with café area, along with new external toilet area and an accessible toilet with a baby change unit. A new steel canopy structure was erected over the courtyard area with a glazed roof which creates a dry area for visitors.

The electrics were completely stripped out and a new single-phase supply was brought in to connect to a new meter board and a full rewire including lighting design. The mechanical works for the heating and hot water are supplied by a new heat source air pump that runs the wet heating system with all new radiators.

The floors were covered with a mixture of vinyl & carpet, the existing walls were lined with a metal stud, then insulated with a plaster & skim finish, as have the ceilings.

Externally the groundworks were a mixture of finishes with hard and soft landscaping and raised planting beds for the horseshoe themed, dementia-friendly garden designed by local school children.

Project value: £450k

“On the whole we have been happy with the work completed by Rosslee and would be happy to use them again.” –

South Ribble Borough Council