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Calderstones Barn Restoration

Barn Restoration


Client’s Requirements

Barn Restoration


Why Aztec were selected:

  • Experience in working on listed building and restoration projects.
  • Flexible approach willing to work with the client and their representatives to achieve a high quality fully restored building
  • Cost effective – Aztec offered excellent value for all works to ensure the overall budget was met.

Description of Project:

AZTEC was delighted to be appointed to deliver an exclusive, children’s imagination centre complete with play area. The brief was to convert the Barn and Stables of the Grade II-listed Calderstones Mansion, into a literacy hub.
The concept was to create a ‘Story Barn’ featuring exhibitions for children’s authors, illustrators, events and festivals, as well as a permanent space allowing children to take part in ‘literary adventures’. As part of the construction works the barn now also benefits from a children’s book shop, maps of the surrounding parklands, highlighting bug hunts and environmental trails.
After detailed discussions with conservation officers due to the buildings listed status, we managed to find a development solution that was sympathetic to the property’s unique architecture.

This project is going to benefit the literacy skills of the city and act as an educational hub for generations to come.

Description of works:

External and Internal Structural alterations, Full external Glazing Package, Feature Windows and Doors, External Play and Story Area, Glass and Stainless Steel balustrades, Disabled Lift, Full Decoration Works, Bespoke Staircase, Purpose Made Tubular Slide, Feature Lighting and Full Electrical Installation, Full Heating and Ventilation Solution, Sandstone Disabled Ramps, Cobbled Courtyard, Roofing Repair, Fire Alarm and Fire Detection, Carpet and Vinyl Feature Flooring, Refreshment Point.

Added Value on the project:

  • In-house design consultation to identify alternative cost effective solutions to meet the tight budget.
  • High Specification materials used throughout.

Environmental issues:

  • The project was ran strictly in-line with our ISO14001 Environmental Management System accreditation.