Soon after the purchase of Wentworth Woodhouse had completed, a team was commissioned to work alongside trustees in developing a masterplan for the site.
Building on the plans set out in the Green Book Appraisal prepared for HM Treasury, the masterplan aims to set out a clear vision for the site, detailing the new uses for the various buildings, the outline cost of the regeneration programme, the phasing for the capital works programme and the business model that will underpin the project, ensuring a long term sustainable future for this significant site.
Tricolor were appointed lead consultants on the Master planning project and they, along with representatives from the Trust, Purcell Architects and others, visited 18 heritage sites in a bid to learn from those who have already gone through similar regeneration challenges. This proved to be particularly useful as management teams from other historic houses shared their great success stories but also warned of the mistakes they had made.
An extensive consultation process with stakeholders took place and a number of community engagement events held where the spatial options and the thinking behind them shared with the public. This process has been hugely enhanced by the feedback received from the public, over 1000 written responses have been received which have all been fed into the decision making process.
The master planning team also presented detailed financial models to the trustees allowing them to understand the implications of a mixed use development and its potential for securing a strong financial future for the site. The completed masterplan will be launched in Autumn 2018.
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