Trafford Hall has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Sustainable Development category at the 2021 Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation. The awards celebrate the best examples of recent changes to the built environment.
The Trafford Hall buildings and grounds are ran by the National Community and Resource Centre (NCRC) which is a charity, helping to change where and how people live for the better.
The property has been sensitively restored by M&Y Maintenance and Construction as part of a partnership with the Regenda Group and National Youth Hostel Association.
Work began in January 2021 during the Covid pandemic, in a race to get the Hall fit for charitable activities again and open for overnight accommodation during the summer months as Government restrictions eased.
Trafford Hall was originally built in 1756 and combines the grandeur of a glorious Georgian house with modern, sustainable facilities. The building’s heating and lighting is run from renewable energy sources. Solar water collectors generate hot water and a wood pellet boiler provides heating in a more efficient way than most fossil fuel systems. The grounds also include an organic kitchen garden, which produces homegrown produce without the use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides.
Gemma Davies, Director for Economy and Housing at Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “Good design is at the very heart of making the Borough a great place to live, work and play. The Civic Awards for Design and Conservation represent a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate those individuals and developers, architects and contractors who have excelled to achieve high standards in their buildings and public realm projects.”
Kevin Moses, Director of Operations at M&Y said: “At M&Y we take pride in providing a quality renovation service to meet the needs and budget of our customers and we are delighted to have been able to provide this service to our partners, NCRC at Trafford Hall. This was a rewarding project to work on and we’re delighted to say the project was a remarkable success.”
Lesley Burrows, Managing Director at The Regenda Group said: “We’re delighted with the fresh look and feel of Trafford Hall! The M&Y Maintenance and Construction team worked tirelessly to sensitively restore the building in such a short timescale, respecting its heritage and environmental nature.”