Ferrey and Mennim were invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to work on the iconic Spurn Lighthouse. We assisted with fund raising which led to a range of grants being awarded. These enabled an in-depth renovation to be carried out along with adaptations for visitors. The works included complex repairs to the wrought and cast-iron cupola and lantern, glazing repairs, elevation works, services replacement, internal finishes renewal, and the installation of interpretive signage, installations and visitor information.
Due to the very exposed site the resulting complex building physics had to be carefully considered and a weatherproof but breathable building was achieved.
As many as 1000 visitors during a single bank holiday day now visit the lighthouse despite its inaccessible location. It has been fundamental to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts on-going care and education work for this fragile, dynamic, natural environment.
- Client: Spurn Lighthouse
- Category: Conservation, Heritage and Community
York based Conservation, Residential
and Ecclesiastical Architects.
Design with a difference
Ferrey and Mennim pursue a contemporary, timeless architecture, often within complex historic settings. Since 1922 we have worked with exceptional craftsmen from across Yorkshire and the North of England to create and restore buildings with carefully crafted, modern detail. We undertake work with skill, care and always with attention to the needs of our clients.
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We have a wide range of skills and experience in our team that includes:
Andrew Boyce, ARB RIBA RIAS AABC is cathedral architect for St Magnus Cathedral and Hull Minster as well as over 150 churches. He joined Ferrey and Mennim in 1999 and now uses his specialist knowledge of buildings conservation to lead the team as Director.
Ian Hayton, BArch (Hons) DipArch MSc (Building Conservation) ARB AABC is an award winning architect with extensive experience in sustainable construction, conservation and in the education, SEN, residential and large-scale housing sectors. He is passionately committed to close consultation with clients and historic buildings.
In addition, Ferrey and Mennim are very ably assisted by our technical and office support staff.
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