Regional building conservation award for Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall, the magnificent Withdrawing Room with the restored ornate, Venetian plaster ceiling. Copyright Stockport City Council

STOCKPORT - Bramall Hall, a Tudor Manor house in the north west of England dating from the 14th Century, has been awarded the 2017 Regional Institute of Historic Building Conservation Award for the restoration work that has seen the Hall returned to its full glory.
Bramall Hall was one of only four North West projects shortlisted for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Regional Conservation Award.
Bramall Hall’s re-opened in July 2016 following a £2.2 million project funded by the Heritage Lottery and Stockport Council. The work saw transformation to the historic Grade I listed building and the adjacent Grade II listed stables.
Work in the Hall included sympathetic restoration of the Withdrawing Room’s decorative ceiling carried out by specialist plaster conservators and repairs to hundreds of panes of beautiful, historic glass windows in the listed building.
Major building work also successfully converted the adjacent Grade II listed stables into a modern facility with visitor centre, gift shop, learning suite and new café.
Judges praised all aspects of the Bramall Hall conservation work highlighting that what made the project stand out was the team behind it. Their commitment to working as a whole meant that every aspect of the project from interpretation and education to the visitor centre and activities had restoration and telling Bramall Hall’s story at its heart.