Marking a key milestone for a project which Robert Norman Construction has been involved in from the start, a topping out ceremony has taken place at Chillesford Lodge Estate.
Located just outside Orford, the Grade II Listed development of 18 barn conversions are being built over three phases. Pictured are the Robert Norman Construction team for the project: Mark Adamson, Neil Goss, Bob Page, Mark Leeks and David Hay, who were all at the topping out of phase two; an event that marked the dwellings becoming watertight.
The legacy project on the Chillesford Lodge Estate will preserve a unique range of 19th century buildings representing 40,000 square feet of a Victorian Model Farm. Model farms were designed and built to offer the best environments for raising livestock and managing farms steadings.
George Watson, estate owner, commented: “We had a clear vision from the outset; to design beautiful homes offering a supremely peaceful and secure place to live; yet preserve the integrity of the buildings and their blissful position in the landscape.
We decided to appoint Robert Norman Construction as we felt that they really understood what we were trying to achieve. They also had a lot of experience in barn conversions and although we were novices in development, they treated us with respect.
“Our relationship is excellent and based on trust. We were so pleased with their approach on phase one that we had no hesitation in involving them at the very early stages of phase two.”
Work on phase two - which is due for completion in the summer – also includes the construction of an indoor swimming pool, which will be open to the wider community.