RIBA East Midlands Conservation Award

The Portland Collection, Welbeck Estate, Worksop | Hugh Broughton Architects

The judges commended the way the scheme is delicately nestled in a cluster of buildings around a central courtyard, using existing stone walls and a simple palette of materials to blend into its historic setting. Externally, elevations have been crisply detailed in handmade Danish brick, which contrasts with and complements original stone walls. Protruding barrel-vaulted zinc roofs provide a dynamic roofline, evoking silhouettes of the abbey and hinting at the drama within.

Source: RIBA