The Grand Clitheroe
Adaptation to the new uses required extensive strengthening of existing hammer beam roof trusses and complete sound proofing of new and existing structures. All available open space on the site was extended into with modern inserts to complement and contrast the modest Victorian Gothic facade.
This is an example of what can be done reusing a combination of original victorian conservatory parts and modern technology to create a combined garden room and conservatory. All the cast iron brackets and winding gear were restored, with the odd replacement, to achieve combined garden and conservatory spaces wrapped round the original late 19thC. Farmhouse building. Double antisun glazing and insulated roofing ensured that both spaces created were both economic to heat and habitable all year round.
Clitheroe Skate Park
Local charitable organisation The Lancaster Foundation undertook to completely rebuild and enlarge a previous skatepark in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle.
The original steel and timber structures were removed and an adjacent underused ball game court incorporated to accommodate an all concrete structure including ramps, bowls, half pipes and many other features. Working with Skating Consultants and representatives from the local skating community ABP have assisted in the creation of what is regarded by the users as one of the finest facilities in the North of England.