• A slate roof with 3 windows

Sackville House wins a Sussex Heritage Trust Award

Following the successful completion of a 15-month restoration at Sackville House, the project was entered into the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards under the category '2023 Small Scale Residential' and won the award.

The Sussex Heritage Trust was established in 1977 to preserve, improve and encourage the appreciation of the architectural and natural landscape of Sussex. For 25 years it has been recognising and celebrating high quality conservation, restoration and new built projects in Sussex with number of categorises. The Small-Scale Residential award criteria was:

“A restoration, conversion or new-build of one unit, which can be within a Conservation Area, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on a “brownfield site” or including a Listed Building, enhancing and preserving its character and/or surroundings.”

  • A group of smartly dressed people standing in a garden holding the award

    Regional Surveyor, Olivia Mayell (centre), Architect, Nicola Westbury (right) and Structural Engineer, Justin McAteer (far right) along with the Clarke Roofing team at the award ceremony.

  • A timber frame roof being repaired

    The roof of Sackville House undergoing the extensive repair works in 2021.

  • A white building with brown timber panels across the front

    The front exterior of Sackville House.

The awards ceremony was attended by South Regional Surveyor Olivia Mayell, Conservation Architect Nicola Westbury, Structural Engineer Justin McAteer and colleagues from the principal contractor for the project Clarke Roofing Southern Limited; Karl Strudwick, David Beer, Lloyd and Josh Clarke, Paul Strudwick and retiring Executive Director Frank Clarke.

Olivia, Nicola, Karl and Justin were presented with the award for a winning Small-Scale project, with our craftsmen Robin Watts and Robert Sedwick also winning Building Crafts awards. On visiting our project, the judges said:

“A wonderful, carefully considered renovation and repair undertaken with care and passion. Within the context of conservation requirements, this project exhibited excellent skills and craftsmanship."

These works were possible thanks to a grant from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Thanks to all those involved in the project:

Architect: Nicola Westbury
Main contractor: Clarke Roofing Southern Limited
Scaffolders: Hailsham Scaffolding Limited
Masons: T E Tilley Limited
Carpenters & Glaziers: HD Building and Carpentry Limited & Sussex Leaded Lights
Lead workers: M Marchant Specialist Lead Roofing Contractors Limited
Structural engineer: Justin McAteer formally of Hockley and Dawson
Timber decay specialist: EBS