Sympathetic refurbishment and restoration work commences at Highfields Park

We are thrilled to announce that works on our recently awarded East Sussex country estate project, Highfields Park have commenced.

The project comprises the restoration and refurbishment of an existing 1300m2 Grade II listed country home with an enlarged basement area, and the demolition and redevelopment of the existing swimming pool wing.  Also included is the construction of a new 388m2 garage complex with extensive external landscaping.

Highfields Park was initially built in the 1820s in the style of 19th century architect Decimus Burton, when a man called Richard Price bought the freehold to the site and acquired surrounding land. By the 1950s, Price was still living at the house, but by the early 1900s, it was the home of his daughter’s family (the Haig’s). Fast forward to 1964, and it was acquired by the McAlpine family until it was bought in recent years by the present owners.

Over the last 200 years, the house has been altered with various poorly conceived modifications, including walls knocked down, stairwells moved, and extensions built. A 1980s swimming pool was also added, as well as a garage block and outbuildings unsympathetic to the building’s original history and architectural style.

There was also a long period of neglect, and with parts of the building and estate now disused and derelict, the Client is keen to restore Highfields Park to its former glory. They have three main aims in mind:

  • Restore the history and give the house architectural coherence.
  • Make the estate economically viable.
  • Give the estate a sustainable future.

We look forward to working alongside:


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