Calverley Old Hall
2017 Architecture Competition to save outstanding but endangered building
Calverley Old Hall near Leeds is a Grade I listed medieval manor house with fabric dating from the 13th to 17th centuries. While part has been a Landmark holiday let for many years, the rest of the site – and the most historically significant – has fallen into disuse and such decay that it is currently on the Heritage at Risk Register. In 2017 we launched an international design competition to find an innovative architect to revitalise the whole site for an exciting new future.
75 firms from across the world submitted designs to revive Calverley Old Hall. During a rigorous judging process, we shortlisted nine architects before narrowing the list down to award-winning English firm Cowper Griffith. The architect's conceptual designs will now be developed further, working closely with our team of surveyors and historians. We hope to launch a fundraising appeal in 2019 and start work on site in 2020.
“We saw a really exciting and imaginative range of proposals for the revival of Calverley through the competition. However, the winning design stood out, and won the unanimous support of the panel, for its marriage of real sensitivity to the grade-one listed building with an ingenious approach to creating wonderful, uplifting spaces within and around it” - Anna Keay, Director of the Landmark Trust
Join us at a local event: Landmark welcomes local views and is holding a drop-in session on Monday 12 March at Calverley Old Hall between 2pm and 4pm that will continue at the Mechanics Institute from 6pm to 7.30pm, at which Landmark’s team will introduce Cowper Griffith’s designs to local residents. Information will also be available to view in Calverley Library.
Sign up to our email newsletter: Keep in touch with the project through our Calverley Old Hall newsletter - email Calverley@landmarktrust.org.uk to sign up.