Grade II listed building refurbishment completed at Hirst Priory
In this latest phase Britcon have refurbished all seven bedrooms, restoring original period features and introducing en-suite facilities. The kitchen has been fully re-fitted, introducing more high-tech catering facilities for larger functions. A new ‘Vaults’ area has been transformed to provide a subterranean 40-seater dining area and bar. Hunt Group added a further investment of £30,000 on soft luxury interiors and other equipment.
Andy Toyne at Britcon said, “Hirst Priory is of considerable heritage value to the Isle and is cherished for its beautiful period architecture. Whilst the renovation programme has been challenging we have successfully retained the property’s wonderful period features whilst adding modern functionality that maintains a sense of its era.”
Particular care was taken to restore and replicate the design and detail of the existing building. Britcon formed new internal structural openings for bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms. Reclaimed existing building panelled doors were painstakingly refurbished, and surrounded with bespoke mouldings matching existing architraves. Maintaining this approach, window shutters & sash windows, were renewed or carefully repaired.
Water damaged deep ornate coving details at the first floor have been carefully restored or replaced using traditional methods and techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries.
The newly constructed en-suite bathrooms have period correct heritage style sanitary were carefully blended with a modern contemporary and high specification internal finish.
Throughout the extensive works programme the external façade has remained largely unchanged, with all new re-production cast waste pipes discreetly positioned.
Shaun Hunt, Chief Executive of Hunt Group said:
“We are absolutely delighted with the very high standard of work completed by Britcon. It is fantastic to see Hirst Priory restored to its former glory and modernised to such a high specification of finish; perfectly suiting the most discerning of clientele”.
Britcon has extensive credentials in refurbishing historic buildings. Supporting this with turnkey development services Britcon are able to deliver internal refurbishment and fit out of exceptionally high quality and specification.