Work was completed in 2017 to restore the Grade II listed house, built in 1791, and associated park funded by a £3.6m HLF grant. The work was lead by Sandwell Council’s Urban Design team, assisted by Christopher Thomas now of Donald Insall Associates. Christopher provided advice on specification, detailing and scheduling of repairs, and inspected work on site in order to support the local authority’s team in delivering a project of the highest standard. Christopher’s work included repairs to historic structures such as the bandstand and drinking fountains within the park. The project received “Best Public Building” in the West Midlands Building Excellence awards.
- Best Public Building 2017