Currie & Brown’s Milton Keynes team will oversee the project management, contact administration and quantity surveying for the historic Abbey’s 19th century stable block project which aims to attract social enterprise and improve wellbeing for the local community and visitors.
Made possible through £477,000 of development funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust will work in partnership with Currie & Brown, one of the world’s leading global asset management and construction consultancies, on the meticulous restoration of a number of buildings at risk within the grounds of Delapré Abbey.
The project will comprise of restoring and repurposing the current buildings in consultation with local stakeholders. Through the creation of a wellbeing hub, the project aims to improve the health of the local community and will enable greater sustainability for the Trust through new income streams and increased footfall.
Richard Clinton, CEO of Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, said: “Currie & Brown demonstrated a great local knowledge of Northampton and the multiple stakeholders involved in this exciting project. Their insight and experience in delivering heritage projects was impressive alongside their approach to delivering quality and cost control, which is hugely important, particularly in these uncertain times.”
Andrew Faraday, Director for Currie & Brown said: “It was important to Currie & Brown Milton Keynes team to secure this project, as it’s not only something we have enjoyed as part of the community, but our heritage experience meant we could ensure the development of such a beautiful and historic asset was delivered on time and budget for many more people to enjoy in the coming years”.
Nick Gray, COO, Currie & Brown said, “It’s great to see such significant historic projects being preserved and developed across the UK, providing local communities and visitors with inspiring and accessible environments to support health and well-being. Congratulations to the Milton Keynes Team on securing such an important project.”