ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SERVICES: Listed buildings are a permanent feature of the practice and Martin C. Hall has over 30 years experience much of it in relation to historic buildings.
Our practice services include building surveys, both metric measured and building condition, maintenance planning, advice on repairs, designing and managing alterations and major refurbishment projects.
We have designed many alterations and submitted listed building and planning applications for secular buildings and faculty applications for ecclesiastic buildings.
The practice has worked on all grades of protected buildings, from repairs to substantial refurbishment projects. and can provide a service tailored to your needs including in house quantity surveying and project management by well qualified individuals.
Services engineering advice can be provided by a local specialist with whom we have worked on a number of historic and Church buildings. Hall & Ensom provides a personal service throughout the Cotswolds and Thames Valley.
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|Address:||3 Meadow Court|
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|E-mail:||martin AT hallandensom.co.uk|
|Job Value:||£1,000 - £5,000,000|
|Proficiency:||Pre 1919, Grade II, Grade II*, Grade I, Churches|
Architects - Conservation
Chartered Building Surveyors
Historic Building Consultants
Historic Interior Consultants
Listed Building Consultants
|Title:||Chernocke House, Winchester|
As part of the College’s continuing programme of raising the standard of accommodation, we provided joint building surveying and quantity surveying services for the refitting of this listed boarding house providing accommodation for 60 boys plus house staff.
|Title:||23 Kingsgate Road, Winchester|
This 3-story, Grade 2 Listed 18th century house was extended in the 1920s to incorporate adjacent workshop buildings and provide staff accommodation for Winchester College. Hall and Ensom are overseeing its conversion into two separate dwellings for continued use by the College. We have carried out all the design and specification work, obtained planning and listed building consent and monitored the work on site. The work involved repairs to traditional finishes, using lime plasters, lime mortar pointing and purpose-made joinery to match traditional details. The modernisation of the property also involved the sensitive installation of new services including a heat-recovery extract system. This is a current project with completion due later in 2010.
|Title:||Hawkins House, Winchester|
Hall and Ensom and Brading Butt are providing combined building surveying and quantity surveying services as lead consultants in connection with the refurbishment of this boarding house at the College. The work involves a complete rearrangement of the boys’ accommodation to the latest boarding standards, including extensive internal alteration and extensions. The main building is to be linked with the adjacent annex, a sensitively designed extension within the Winchester City conservation area. The work will be phased to allow the house to be continuously occupied and operational throughout and completion is due in the Summer of 2011.
|Title:||Jesus Hospital, Bray|
|Client:||The Donnington Hospital Trust|
Our long term client, the Donnington Hospital Trust, are adding the Grade 1 Listed almshouses at Bray to their portfolio of properties, and we will assist them in taking on the continuing care and repair of this group of historic buildings. Built between 1623 and 1628, Jesus Hospital comprises seventeen almshouses, plus a chapel and warden's accommodation, arranged around a large courtyard garden. Owned since construction by the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, one of the twelve historic livery companies of the city of London, the almshouses have been very well maintained and modernised in recent years. Together with our clients we will continue that process of careful repair and upgrading.
|Title:||Froebel's Lodge, Roehampton|
Hall and Ensom and Brading Butt are providing combined building surveying and quantity surveying services in connection with the alteration and refurbishment of the grade 2 listed gatehouse to the Froebel College campus at the university. The original Victorian gatehouse has been extended a number of times, but still incorporates original design features including characteristic tuck pointing and decorative brickwork. These elements, together with the octagonal main chimney are to be carefully repaired using traditional techniques and working in close cooperation with the conservation officer. Part of the building is to remain in use as a gatehouse and the remainder is to be refurbished and refitted to provide staff accommodation. We were pleased to be selected by the university for this project on the basis of our long experience of working with listed buildings.
|Title:||New Barn Farm|
Our brief was to refurbish two small farm workers' cottages to provide modern standards of accommodation. The two cottages had remained derelict for over 40 years and were in a very poor state of repair. No services were connected to the properties before works began.
Having just completed a two storey extension to this 16th Century thatched cottage we were called to assist again the client following a very unfortunate fire which completely destroyed the thatched roof and most of the interior of the original property and some of the roof of the newly constructed extension. Having met with the Loss Adjuster and client; emergency works were put in hand to strip out all damaged and irretrievable fabric and a temporary roof was then put over the property whilst it started to dry out. During the drying out period a schedule of work was put together and competitive tenders sought for the reinstatement of the project. Listed Building consent was obtained for the works and rather bizarrely planning consent also had to be obtained to rebuild the property as it was; something that I am sure most owners would not be aware of. Building Control were approched to see what application they required and again, amazingly, no application was needed, even though most of the property, including the roof, had to be completely reformed. Works commenced in August 2009 and were completed in March 2010, the client taking up occupation almost a year to the day since the fire occurred.
|Title:||Winchester College Survey|
Continuing our long relationship with Winchester College, Hall and Ensom have recently completed an inspection of all the teaching buildings on the college campus and produced a long-term maintenance plan for internal and external maintenance and improvement works. This has been integrated into the college’s management plans, enabling them to prioritise and group together works over their extensive estate. The buildings surveyed range from the large and complex Science school to a simple boat house, and encompassed varying forms of construction. This is the latest in a number of such surveys and maintenance plans we have prepared for a range of clients including Balliol College, West Oxfordshire District Council, South Oxfordshire District Council and others. Our experience of undertaking maintenance, repair and refurbishment works over a great many years enables us to provide practical and realistic advice on maintenance methods and priorities.
|Title:||Bucklebury Farm Park|
|Client:||Bucklebury Farm Park|
We have recently designed a new restaurant and redesigned access for this family farm park in Berkshire. Having taken careful consideration of the rural location and the needs to integrate carefully a working restaurant into a farm environment, we obtained planning permission without the need for extensive negotiations or redesign. We have subsequently fully designed the works and obtained tenders and will oversee works on site through to completion in the Summer of this year. The project will provide greatly enhanced facilities for this growing rural business and will enable the farm park to improve its attractiveness to visitors. Bucklebury Farm Park's website: http://www.buckleburyfarmpark.co.uk/
|Title:||Wychwood Lodge, Burford|
The owners of this range of buildings in Burford asked us to undertake a maintenance inspection to give them information on the condition and recommendations for maintenance work over the next ten years. Parts of the property dated from the 15th century and much was of traditional Cotswold construction with stone slate roofs and limestone walls. We tabulated and costed reports of repair giving guidance of maintenance for the next ten years.
|Title:||Manor House nr Eastleach|
This was an Edwardian vicarage which had in the past been converted into a number of flats. Unfortunately, a roof tank burst and flooded a number of the flats over the weekend, whilst the property was empty, and so considerable damage was caused by this event. Hall and Ensom acted on behalf of the affected owners and liaised with the insurers and their loss adjuster, scheduled up the reinstatement works and delivered back to the owners reinstated flats and premises with some upgrading requested by individual owners. Total cost of the reinstatement works was around £80,000.
|Title:||Trinity Chapel, Oxford|
Hall and Ensom are proud to have been appointed to undertake a detailed survey of the seventeenth century chapel at Trinity College, Oxford. The chapel was consecrated in April 1694 and contains exquisite wood carving attributed to Grinling Gibbons and glorious baroque plasterwork to the ceiling. Leading a team of conservation specialists, advising on the ornate plasterwork, specialist carvings, and leaded light windows, we have carried out a detailed inspection of the building fabric and are providing the college with advice on maintenance and repair priorities over the coming decades.