Client: London Borough of Harrow
Programme: 32 weeks
Description: Heritage Public Building Restoration and Refurbishment
Lengard have successfully completed the painstaking restoration and modernisation of Headstone Manor Museum, originally a medieval tithe barn, set within a scheduled Ancient Monument Site.
The tithe barn is a beautiful Grade II* listed building which was built in 1506 and has a framework made entirely from English oak.
All mechanical and electrical services were replaced, including new lighting, fire and security system. A new plant room was built to take a biomass boiler; this was naturally built well away from the timber building for fire safety!
Other works of note were new toilets and kitchens fitted into the aisles, totally new roof with hand-made clay tiles to match the original peg tiles and limestone flooring with under-floor heating.
Externally, much care was taken to source bricks to match the existing and timber cladding repairs and new doors used green oak boarding.
This venerable old building is now expected to host 200 weddings per year!