Preserving heritage: Conservation and restoration of a designated Site of Special Interest
The existing building was designated as a Site of Special Interest, which necessitated strict adherence to the Planning Department's guidelines for its conservation. As a condition of the planning permission, the majority of the original fabric and structure had to be preserved. To ensure compliance, the Historic Buildings Department was consulted throughout the project.
Traditional materials, such as lime pointing to the granite façade and lime plastering with lime wash paints, were used to reflect the historic character of the building and to ensure its authenticity. The result is a successful conservation project that respects the heritage value of the site while providing a functional and comfortable living space for contemporary use.