B&E Boys are pleased to announce the recent handover of the completed project at Mill Farm, Crewe, which is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster.
The project involved the conversion of a traditional red brick building into two 3-bedroom semi-detached dwellings. Necessary work included the stripping of the roof and demolition of internal walls. Underpinning was required and a new floor slab, new internal walls, new heating and wiring, new roof and timber windows were installed. Drainage was discharged into a local brook adhering to Environment Agency standards. Additional work included the demolition of four modern agricultural buildings and external works to create new gardens and driveways.
The project also involved an extension to a traditionally built kitchen and installation of a new bathroom, as well as reconfiguration work, masonry repairs, lime pointing and lime plastering. All workmanship and finishes have been completed in strict accordance with the Duchy design guide to reflect the appearance of the original building.
It was important to the Duchy that the heritage and traditional appeal of the building be preserved throughout the project, while enhancing its appeal as a prime residential property. Both properties were let to local tenants within days of completion.
The Duchy of Lancaster’s rural estates consist of 18,481 hectares of land across England and Wales. Most of these estates can be found in the counties of Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Cheshire. The principal estate on the Cheshire Survey is at Crewe and covers 1,380 hectares. It includes 11 farms, more than 75 rural cottages and farmhouses and a number of successful commercial businesses.
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