November 2016

The month of November saw the annual return of H+R to the Historic Houses Association AGM and exhibition. It was an opportunity for new members of staff recruited in the year to meet the wider conservation community and the H+R stand featured Wilson the Rothound, the uprated drone and presentations on newly developed survey techniques.

H+R would like to congratulate the winners in various categories of the Building Awards 2016, announced in the month. We are fortunate to work with a wide range of leading and award winning and highly recommended practitioners such as AKT II, Aecom, Arcadis, Bennetts Associates (Architectural Practice of the Year), Berkeley Group, Carillion, Crest Nicholson, Curtins, Eckersley O’Callaghan (Engineering Consultants of the Year), Great Portland Estates, Keltbray (Specialist Contractor of the Year), Latitude Architects, Mace, Redrow, Scott Brownrigg, WSP, Walter Lilly (Contractor of the Year) and Wates (Major Contractor of the Year)

Noteworthy project work in the month included Twyford Abbey – an 1800s ‘Gothik’ mansion which has been rescued just in time prior to complete failure, Toynbee Hall – the famous centre for social concern in the East End of London, Pennington Street Warehouse, Docklands – the longest 18th century warehouse in the world, Little Sodbury Manor and Burghly House.

A significant investment in the month involved the purchase of a specialist working dog transit vehicle to facilitate transport of the Rothound pack. The comfort and welfare of the Rothounds is paramount.