Greysteads Old Church, Bellingham

Client: 
St Luke's Property Management
Architect/Client Representative: 
Kevin Doonan Architects, Hexham
Contract Value: 
£224,395

This project, for a private client, involved the conversion of a 19th Century Grade II Listed Georgian Church in the North Tyne Valley, 5 miles from the village of Bellingham in Northumberland and HPR were appointed after competitively tendering to carry out the work.

This included the creation of a large first floor mezzanine covering two thirds of the original nave, the entire interior fit out to an extremely high architectural specification and the supply of bespoke hardwood stairs and balustrades which were manufactured in our own joinery works. An Eco Friendly wood pellet burning biomass boiler was also installed with underfloor heating in some of the main rooms.

The work was carried out in 2013 to provide luxury holiday accommodation and the architect’s design retained many of the original features of the church including a three-part lancet arched Victorian stained glass window. HPR arranged to have this carefully removed, cleaned and restored by Iona Glass based in Warkworth, Northumberland.

Externally substantial repair work was carried out to the roof and bell tower and to the buildings Gothic archways; widow tracery and stonework were all carefully restored and a new access into the site was created along with a car parking hardstand area.

Historic Property Restoration Ltd Partners

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