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Milverton Hall

Sponsored by
Northcot Brick
Milverton Hall Exterior 1


Location: Leamington Spa

Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

Brick Name: Charnwood Henley Red

Architect: Leo Architects

Brickwork Contractor: Trentgrey Construction

About the project

Originally built as a market garden at the turn of the last century, Milverton Hall has been restored to a standard not commonly achieved, with attention to detail evident at every turn. As breath-taking as the nature that surrounds it, escape to modern luxury in a historic setting.

A reinstatement of the original character of the building has been achieved by reintroducing the interior spatial room proportions while sensitively restoring the building’s fabric and features. Innovative interior interventions are blended with complementary extensions and new buildings set in a luscious natural environment with high quality landscaped features woven in. The achieved result is the conservation of the property’s historic integrity within a beautiful setting with new internal features forming unique and outstanding homes for modern living.

Milverton Hall sits a stones throw down the River Avon from the historical hamlet of Old Milverton, nearby to both Warwick and Leamington Spa. The development is a lovingly restored site once homing a Quarry Market Garden and Nursing Home constructed at the start of the 19th Century. Many of the original features have been retained and the views remain unspoilt.

Comprising eight spacious flats and two coach houses, separate from the main building, Milverton Hall combines classic exteriors with contemporary internal comfort. Located just a four minute drive from Royal Leamington Spa and ten minutes from Warwick, but with uncompromised views of the beautiful English countryside.

Antony Kavanach – Architect comments “This sensitive restoration was a challenging project to take on, but the ambience of the setting and the opportunity to reinstate the original character of the building was too special to forego. The interior interventions aim to restore the scale and proportion of the original building; spacious open plan interiors with modern fixtures and fittings marry together legacy and contemporary comfort. Each apartment is from a collective family but is unique in itself. An extension of the main building painstakingly mirrors the original features in high quality detail and the ancillary new build coach houses complement the site seamlessly.”

The scheme posed a wide variety of challenges – sensitive restoration/repairs and rebuilding, remodelling of existing facades, large complex extensions in keeping with the original, new build contemporary Coach House buildings and extensive external brickworks in the form of walling/piers and pavings.

Sponsored by Northcot Brick

Northcot Brick

Northcot Brick have been quarrying clay and making bricks for nearly 100 years. The richly-coloured bricks are made by Master Brickmakers who between them have hundreds of years of experience in the highly skilled art of brick-making. The bricks they make are used in all types of building projects all over the country.