Clandon Park project update February 2017
It’s been a busy start to the year as we prepare for the launch of the design competition in March. We've been working hard to undertake all the necessary surveys and investigations. The full Conservation Plan to inform the architects is now well underway and making excellent discoveries.
We’ve consulted with local stakeholders through focus groups and surveys, resulting in great insight into what our supporters want from a restored Clandon. We also listened to the thoughts of 150 key figures from the architects’ community at a seminar at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Building on the Conservation Statement produced by Ptolemy Dean Architects in summer 2016, we have appointed Alan Baxter Associates to produce a full Conservation Plan for the house and its setting.
This extensive piece of work covers the architectural history, documentary research, fabric analysis, collection assessment, gardens and landscape, ecological assessment and archaeological analysis. ABA are due to complete their work in the summer.
This ensures that the shortlisted design teams in the competition will have a full and thorough understanding of the building and its significance, informing their work when bringing their designs to life.