Image: Grange Farm restoration by Richard Blunt.

Richard Blunt

Listed buildings restoration

Previous projects:

Image: Wilson's Yard georgian mill restoration, Melbourne, Derbyshire.Wilson's Yard, Melbourne (1990).
Georgian Mill close to collapsing. Restored and converted into a plc headquarters Building. Civic Society Winner.

Potter's Yard, Melbourne (1991)
Grade II Listed Georgian townhouses with Victorian shop fronts. The building was collapsing and in danger of falling into the road. Full restoration and conversion into a group of 5 shops and 4 apartments.

23 and 25 Lower Church St Ashby (1995)
Two Grade II Listed Georgian townhouses badly converted into office buildings. Restored to their original use as two town houses. Winner of Civic Society Award.

The Old Brewery, Melbourne (1995)
Derelict Grade II Listed Georgian former brewery with structural problems restored as a private house.

Image: Clifton Hall, Clifton Campville Staffs, Georgian restoration, listed building.Clifton Hall, Clifton Campville Staffs (1996)
Grade II* Country house on the national list of "buildings at risk". Restored back to its original use a private house. Winner of the "Best Restoration of a Country House" Georgian Group Awards 2003. Click here for images


Image: The restored Georgian Listed building of Grange Farm, Overseal.Grange Farm, Overseal (2005)
Derelict Grade II Listed former gentleman farmer's residence and attached Coach House. Threatened with demolition following mining subsidence. Now restored back to its original use. Winner of the Georgian Group "Best Restoration Award" 2005. Click here for images

Present Projects:

Image: St Helens House, Derby, restoration project of a Georgian Listed Building.St Helen's House, King Street, Derby
Grade I Listed Building in a very poor state of repair which is considered to be the best large Georgian Townhouse outside of London. The plan is to restore and convert the main building into a 50 bedroom "Boutique Hotel" and to build a Georgian crescent to the side of the main building to form 49 townhouses and apartments.

The house was built a gentleman's townhouse by the local architect Joseph Pickford. It then spent 150 years as the home of Derby School before it's most recent use as an adult education centre. The Building was closed by Derby City Council in 2003 because of the mounting costs of essential repairs. The building was leased to Richard Blunt Limited in 2007 on a 299 year lease.

Full details of the hotel site and residential development in Derby.


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