Survey, conservation plan, repair and upgrade works on the historic barns, quinquennial surveys and designs for hostel facilities, improvements to the museum and car park.
Avebury village is encircled by Neolithic and Bronze age earth work with large stone circles the area is a World Heritage Site. The village is home to many remarkable buildings including the 16th Century Grade I Listed Avebury Manor and associated buildings and the Grade I Listed Great Barn. Ferguson Mann Architects was first invited to worked for the National Trust at Avebury in 1998 when we undertook a conservation plan and appraisal of building uses for the whole estate in the context of the World Heritage Site Management Plan.
Following this we have repaired the timber framed tithe barn, the Great Barn providing repairs that enabled it to accommodate a visitor exhibition. The works included a lime plaster floor that incorporates underfloor background heating and service conduits. In 2003 we carried out more work in the area in the form of design preparations for the adaptive reuse of a derelict brewery at West Kennet as a Youth Hostel to stringent ecological standards.
Ferguson Mann Architects have also carried out improvements to the Alexander Keiller Museum and car park, and in 2005 we started phased repair works to the Grade II Listed, 17th century, West Kennet Barn. In addition Ferguson Mann have undertaken quinquennial surveys on the Avebury Estate including on Avebury Manor (Grade I Listed, 15th Century) for the National Trust.