We are delighted to announce that The Curtain Rises project at Seaton Delaval Hall has been recognised at the Construction Excellence North East (CENE) awards evening. The project took home first place in the Conservation and Regeneration category, despite competition from some fantastic projects. The Curtain Rises will now be on the shortlist for the National Construction Excellence Awards.
The judges had this to say about the project: "With a thorough and rigorous conservation strategy, innovative temporary works and highly skilled masonry repair methodology. The combined efforts of the design team, contractor and client allowed for these unique property to be repaired in a sympathetic manner, which in the truest sense of preservation maintained the highest degree of historic fabric and was led by a philosophy of minimal intervention. Overall, the project has transformed the visitor experience which can be evidenced through the feedback received and increasing visitor numbers."
We would like to express our gratitude and congratulations to our client The National Trust for making this special project possible, as well as the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting the work. We would like to extend this message to the rest of the design team, which included Mosedale Gillatt Architects, Todd Milburn Partnership, Blackett-Ord Conservation Architecture and Engineering, Sine Consulting and Southern Green Ltd.