Lion Salt Works

The Lion Salt Works is the last remnant of an industry stretching back two millennia and is a Scheduled Monument. The pan houses and stove houses were greatly decayed through exposure to salt and subsidence and many were in an advanced state of collapse. We carried out a feasibility study, prepared a Conservation Plan and developed innovative proposals for the reuse of the site, which were awarded £5M HLF funding. We were then appointed to provide architectural services for the restoration of the delicate industrial buildings and regenerating the site as a visitor attraction and salt museum. A new visitor centre was provided as part of the project.

Lion Salt Works Trust (design phase) Cheshire West and Chester (construction phase)


  • Northwest Heritage Award (2015)
  • Chester Civic Award (2015)
  • RICS North West in Conservation (Commended 2015)
  • Civic Trust Award AABC Conservation (2016)
  • Museum + Heritage Award in 'Resotration or Conservation' (2016)
  • National Lottery Awards (2016)