Mottisfont Abbey Visitor Centre
Max Fordham's work on the Grade I listed Mottisfont Abbey continues our close working relationship with the National Trust.
Collaborating with Burd Haward Architects, we provided environmental engineering services on three new buildings and new entrance, reception, shop and café. The visitors centre includes a conversion of the Grade II* listed coach house into a restaurant.
Our approach outlines a long term strategy that can be applied across other National Trust sites, including a biomass log boiler and solar thermal hot water. To improve the building fabric, we increased insulation levels and reduced the air permeability, reducing the heat loss from the building.