The Ashgate Hospice renovation and conservation project centred around an 18th Century grade II listed building, part of the Ashgate Hospicecare estate. The three-storey building along with adjoining buildings were sensitively restored and refurbished to retain important architectural features whilst delivering functional space which met the needs and aspirations of the client
The project created new catering, staff dining, office and ancillary facilities to support the Hospice. Works were undertaken in a live environment, which came with its challenges. Careful phasing and restrictions ensured that vital services were sustained during the construction period.
Our design has retained the original features and feeling of the old listed building, whilst delivering functional spaces that meet the brief of the client, on a tight budget. All original fireplaces and second floor roof joists were uncovered, renovated and exposed, as well as an original circular rooflight. The original staircase and panelled window surrounds and shutters were repaired and restored, all reinstating the character of the building.
The newly restored facility now plays a pivotal role in the operation of Ashgate Hospice which ensures the long-term prospects of the building are very positive.
As part of our brief, The Manser Practice developed a masterplan for the whole Ashgate Hospice estate. We hope the success of this project will act as a catalyst for further development, with future phases of works currently being considered to expand the services that the hospice is able to offer.