A £350,000 contract at Stowe Landscape Gardens has been awarded to Carpenter Oak & Woodland to help bring an 18th century inn and its surrounding oak framed buildings back to life.
We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to undertake a range of work at Stowe Landscape Gardens for the National Trust. The award of this contract reflects the confidence that organisations such as the National Trust have in our experience and craftsmanship. The project will bring back to life the New Inn, a coaching inn built in 1771 to offer rest and refreshment to the 18th-century visitors who came to marvel at the scale and splendour of the famous gardens.
Due for completion in 2011 the new centre will provide visitors with an exciting new gateway to Stowe. It will recreate the experience of Stowe’s first tourists and offer the glorious views enjoyed by visitors nearly 300 years ago.
Carpenter Oak & Woodland have been contracted to undertake the rebuilding and conservation of buildings around the courtyard as well as a new post and beam frame for the new visitor centre. This project draws on all our specialist divisions; building new oak frames where the existing ones are beyond repair, conserving period oak frames where they can be saved and using steel connections in conjunction with green oak framing for a completely new facility being built under the expert eye of our timber engineering division.
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