Project to restore some of Warwick’s most important historic buildings underway
A project to restore some of Warwick’s most important historic buildings is now underway with contractors undertaking ground clearance work and archaeological surveys on site, ahead of the start of building work.
Led and part funded by Warwick District Council in partnership with the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, the St Michael’s Place development plans will see the Grade II listed Master’s House and St Michael’s Chapel in Saltisford converted for residential use.
In the past few weeks stone and waste soil has been removed and carefully analysed. This will now make way for geophysical examinations and the installation of test trenches to allow for services to come on site at the historic location.
Warwick District Council’s Paul Wightman said: “I’m delighted to see such a significant heritage and housing project in Warwick now taking shape. Our plans will not only conserve the legacy of these buildings but will also give them a sustainable future.”
Earlier this year the St Michael’s Place project was awarded a £40,000 contribution from Historic England earmarked to facilitate the specialist archaeological investigations on the site, with further funding of £138,838 from players of the National Lottery to support the development of detailed designs and a historic interpretation programme.