Temple Newsam is a publicly owned historic property dating back to the Knights Templar and set in a Capability Brown landscape on the outskirts of Leeds.
The property is open to the public and is very popular but would benefit from a range of improvements. The intention now is to restore the splendour of the estate by removing inappropriate additions and allowing the best aspects of the historic landscape to be revealed and restored, including the work of Etty Brown and aspects of the late Victorian garden features.
Mosedale Gillatt Architects worked closely with Lead Consultant Southern Green to carry out research and analysis to provide a costed feasibility study with a range of proposed options including improvements to visitor access and experience, improved facilities for Friends and volunteers and restoration of key parts of the historic fabric.
The work involved liaison with Historic England, public consultation and exploration of grant options with the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Leeds City Council has now approached the team to prepare more detail on a large part of the site, and work with Luminate Education Group to assess possibilities for horticulture educational facilities within the historic Rose Garden
Photo credit - Leeds City Council (aerial view)
Leeds City Council
grade I | masterplanning | repair | conversion | contemporary intervention