The Hall was built as a single family house, so revision to such a use might be considered as the ideal conservation option. However, the market for a house of this scale in this location is very limited; comparables suggest an end value no more than about £1.5 – £2m, which would likely be less than the costs to refurbish the hall to a liveable standard.
More practical in the location would be conversion to smaller houses or apartments, retaining and restoring the stair hall, with a ‘mews’ development to the rear – similar to our project like at Haseley Manor, which combined restoring a manor house near Warwick with a selection of townhouses to fund the renovation.
BCG Lakes held discussions with a number of possible end users, including the Museum of World Religions, who expressed interest in using the Hall as a museum/ convention centre. However this option was not pursued as the long term strategy and funding stream were both unclear.