Redevelopment works start at Sherborne House

The Sherborne House Trust is seeking to transform the house into an accessible events and art exhibition venue. Featuring a café and restaurant, the building is set to boast an additional flexible office, artists' studio, and workshop space whilst a contemporary multifunction rear extension has also been proposed. The Trust's restoration will provide Sherborne with an excellent arts facility, and will secure the long-term financial viability of the house.

Following months of planning and design, the exciting redevelopment is about to begin on site. Mann Williams are providing conservation accredited engineering on the project as part of an integrated design team including SPASE (architects) Forum Heritage Services (heritage impact assessment), Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants (historic building survey) and Qoda (M&E engineers).

Prior to building works commencing, Mann Williams have recorded the current state of the building and the surrounding environment via a drone survey. Our in-house drone capability allows us to inspect inaccessible or dangerous building areas without the onerous requirement for installation of scaffolding or temporary works.

A short summary video of the building can be seen below.

The initial phase of our works will see a series of sympathetic structural repairs for the historic house, and listed boundary wall. In conjunction with this a new glulam framed pavilion, deep basement, series of ancillary buildings and the re-landscaping of the front and back grounds are proposed.