We are thrilled to be working with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) exploring how we can collaborate with other partners to save Mavisbank, Scotland’s first Palladian villa. Classical architecture became key in moulding Scotland’s buildings and national spirit and this makes Mavisbank one of the most important survivals in Scotland. This project has recently been shortlisted for a Heritage Horizon Award. Click here to learn more.
Ibsley Watch Tower is one of 12 airfields in the New Forest. It opened in 1940 and deployed military aircraft such as Spitfires in its lifetime. The building is now derelict and is held on a 99 year lease by the RAF Ibsley Heritage Trust, from the Somerley Estate.
Dover Town Hall, also known as ‘Maison Dieu’ is a large Grade I listed complex of buildings, dating back to 1204. In 1835, the building underwent a dramatic transformation to include major civic spaces, a law court, prison cells and a mayoral block. It is this Mayor’s Parlour Block that we are hoping might become a Landmark.
Thanks to a £4.27m grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, plans for the revival of Maison Dieu will be going ahead. Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted, and following further detailed research and design work, the restoration starts in September 2021. The Maison Dieu will be closed for two years during the restoration.