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Newhailes House, Edinburgh : Musselburgh Building
Historic Musselburgh Building design by LDN Architects, South East Scotland, UK
post updated 6 Mar 2021
Newhailes House in Scotland wins Crown Estate Conservation Award
Location: Musselburgh, East Lothian, southeast Scotland
LDN Architects won Crown Estate Conservation Award 2004 – £5,000 – for the conservation of Newhailes House, Musselburgh.
Newhailes House Edinburgh
The Crown Estate Conservation Award is made to the best work of conservation which demonstrates successful restoration and / or adaptation of an architecturally significant building.
Newhailes House : Building Description
Newhailes is historic house in East Lothian. It is a Grade A listed 17th century house acquired in 1995 by the National Trust for Scotland with its fabric, decorations, fittings and contents dating back to all the periods of its four-century existence. This historic Scottish property is located close by to the famous Musselburgh Racecourse.
In 1997 the property was given to the National Trust for Scotland by his wife Lady Antonia Dalrymple. This was because the cost of upkeep had become impossible and the house was in danger of falling into disrepair. It was to allow to grow old gracefully through a pioneering conservation policy which does ‘as much as is necessary, but as little as possible’ to keep the house in good order without disturbing its ‘untouched’ atmosphere.
In 2002, Prince Charles made a visit to the opening of Newhailes House with NTS curator Ian Gow.
In 2016, the National Trust announced a £2.4 million investment plan to be spent on conservation, landscape enhancement, and on commercial and visitor services improvements.
Newhailes House Conservation, Musselburgh – Building Information
Architect: LDN Architects
Client: The National Trust for Scotland
Structural Engineer: Elliott & Company
Services Engineer: Irons Foulner Consulting Engineers
Landscape Architect: Peter McGowan Associates
QS: John Dansken & Purdie
Contractor: Lingford Bridgeman
Cost: £4.8 m approximate building construction cost
https://sites.google.com/site/newhailesnewresearch/home : further information – external link
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