HPA Attends Conservation Event at Rookhow
Earlier this month, HPA’s heritage leads, Jess & Zoe attended an event hosted by the Lancaster & Westmoreland Society of Architects (LAWSA), Cumberland Society of Architects (CSA) and the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA) for local Architects and Contractors to learn about the Conservation and Retrofit of Rookhow in the Lake District’s Rutland Valley.
Rookhow is a Quaker Meeting House constructed in 1725 and is Grade II listed. Set in 12 acres of ancient woodland between Coniston and Lake Windermere, the property has a 16 bed group bunkbarn and independent hostel as part of its diversification.
In the beautifully restored Meeting Hall, the event displayed the travelling ‘Best of the Lakes’ exhibition which celebrates the work of local Architects and featured a number of HPA designs. The projects displayed, included: Another Place in Ullswater, Forestside in Grasmere and Thwaite House in Coniston. There were also talks and practical demonstrations from Stephen Grindrod and his skilled team who completed the extensive works on the building.
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