Project & Contract Management Progressing on Historic Farmstead Site Near Hever

Following our newsfeed on 19th January 2023 DMP are pleased to have awarded a multi-million pound JCT Intermediate Contract to a main contractor.

The project involves full refurbishment, extension and repairs to main house and conversion of various agricultural outbuildings to provide ancillary accommodation including 1 bedroom accommodation and a 2 bedroom dwelling.

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The historic farmstead site near Hever Castle dates back as far as 15th Century consists of a Grade II listed medieval hall house farmhouse, 17th century threshing barn, 19th century stable block and 20th century single storey workshop.

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DMP are working very closely with Heritage and Ecology Consultants in order to satisfy various reserved planning conditions and submission of additional applications for building repairs/alterations.

The first few weeks on site have involved removal of asbestos materials to various buildings, clearance of vegetation under the watchful eye of Ecology consultant and below ground drainage works.

DMP look forward to visiting site every week and monitoring the progress together with developing careful detailed design and in depth discussions with the main contractor to ensure considerate and appropriate repairs and refurbishment of the historic fabric of the various buildings are undertaken.

Interesting Fact

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Having stripped up the ground floor to the cloakroom we identified bricks marked ‘Southwater.’ On investigation ‘Southwater’ near Horsham approximately 30 miles from the site, the whole village formed the workforce of the brickworks established in 1890 and at its peak it produce 18 million bricks a year and employed 100 men. 

Southwater brickyard was sold to Sussex Bricks and Estates in 1907 before it was re-branded as Redland Bricks in 1958. It finally closed in 1981 when it became a Country Park.

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