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Join us for an illustrated talk on the history of Lymm Hall followed by a site visit to the Hall to learn about Ecospheric's exciting project to find solutions for sensitive low energy retrofit for historic buildings, PLUS landscape project to restore Edward Kemp's original design.
Two tours - September 14th 3pm and 5pm. FREE as part of the National Heritage Open Days programme.
Lymm Hall, once the home of the village’s founding family, is now the offices of Ecospheric - one of the UK’s leadingsustainability consultancies. This Grade II* listed building, which houses a number of ancient scheduled monuments, is being carefully retrofitted to serve as a real life case study to find solutions for sensitive low energy retrofit: for airtightness, stone repair, glazing, heating, ventilation, energy generation. What is learnt here can potentially be applied to other historic and listed buildings. The project brings together experts in heritage and the built environment to ensure this Elizabethan-era manor house, and other historic buildings, will play an important role in meeting the UK’s targets for a sustainable and zero carbon future.
The tour starts at Lymm Heritage Centre with an illustrated talk about the history of the hall. followed by a short walkthrough the village (1/4 mile) to a site visit at the Hall led by Ecospheric’s director and principal sustainabilityconsultant, Kit Knowles who will describe and illustrate the retrofit project.
Visitors will also be able to see work on the project to restore Edward Kemp's original garden design.
Finally they will learn about the Paddock development on the site (design and build of 5 new build PassivhausPremium certified properties which will generate 3 times more energy than consumed).
Visit duration approx 1h 45m to 2h
Disabled parking close to Heritage Centre (Henry St). -four steps to access Heritage Centre, disabled toilet.Parking at Lymm Hall site can be arranged for bluebadge holders only. - Lymm Hall site reasonably flat, step to enter building, any interior visit will be ground floor only. some gravel paths. Call us if more info needed 07540 -096282.