We are delighted that our Landmark, Llwyn Celyn, has won the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) award for Conservation Project of the Year 2019.
RICS judges said that the outstanding quality of craftsmanship and sensitive use of materials has 'brought the property's story and history back to life'. The restoration of Llwyn Celyn, a medieval hall house in the Black Mountains, took almost three years onsite, finally opening in October 2018. Using traditional materials and techniques, Llwyn Celyn was restored, creating a stunning Landmark for up to eight guests.The judges also praised those behind the project – Donald Insall Associates and I J Preece & Son – for their extensive research and use of innovative dating techniques, to inform the understanding of the farmhouse and surrounding buildings. Outbuildings such as the Threshing Barn and Bunkhouse were also restored; creating a community space and further holiday accommodation for groups.
Caroline Stanford (Head of Engagement), Bruce Hall (Head of Development) Richard Burton (Project Manager), Kasia Howard (Engagement Manager), Jane Lockwood-Taylor (Project Coordinator) and Anna Keay (Director).
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