A Grade I Listed Jacobean manor house will close in the New Year for a refurbishment after securing a £3,734,200 National Lottery grant.
Focus Consultants provided business planning and quantity surveying services for Boston Manor House in Brentford as part of the early stages of the redevelopment plans.
The heritage restoration project entitled Boston Manor: Engaging with the 21st Century aims to fully restore the manor house, currently on the ‘Heritage at Risk’ Register, to its former glory, while equipping it to meet the needs of the modern day. The work will include structural and building repairs and the installation of a lift to improve accessibility to all parts of the house. It will also restore rooms not currently open to the public and deliver additional offers like a café and creative business space with the aim of providing for a sustainable future.
The house, which dates back, in parts, to 1623, and is owned by the London Borough of Hounslow, is one of the earliest examples of the English Renaissance style. It will close for two years in early 2019, and is due to reopen in spring 2021.