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  • Client:
    The Brodsworth Estate
  • Sector:
  • Type:
    Refurbishment And Conversion
  • Procurement Method:
    Single Stage Tender
  • Location:
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire
  • Project Value:

Project Description

Pacy and Wheatley completed a Residential Construction project in Doncaster; the scope of works was to sub-divide the grade II listed building into two individual and luxury dwellings. The properties were to be re-named the “Brew House” and “Laundry House” to create a time capsule of the history of the building’s former use.

Works included the full restoration and remodelling of the building including renovation of sash windows, full M&E installations, render repairs, replacement of feature windows, all to the highest standards and of a vernacular and historic style

The Challenge

Working on a rural and extremely constrained site with a high security risk due to its isolated location.

Sensitive renewal of mechanical and electrical services throughout the historic building and envelope.

Preservation of existing renders, reinstatement stone floors above newly installed under floor heating.

Formation of a bespoke spiral staircase over three floors built within a replica traditional beer vat to portray the former brewery.

The Solution

Careful selection of sub contractors to ensure the highest standards were achieved.

In the absence of any project architect, fortnightly meetings with the client and contract administrators were essential. Pacy and Wheatley Construction's Design and Build expertise assisted to provide the client and client’s agent with quick and cost effective solutions as issues arose.

Liaison and excellent relationships with the Brodsworth Estate staff were of highest priority.

Key Achievements

Project completed within a 19 week tight program.

Highest standards achieved.

97% waste removed from site was recovered for recycling.

Health & safety: zero reportable accidents on site.

Achieving the clients budget.

Pre completion sound insulation testing achieved a high score of 56db.

Project was “Highly Commended” by LABC in the 2012 building excellence awards.


I want to thank and congratulate the Pacy and Wheatley team on behalf of the Brodsworth Estate that worked together for the successful conversion of Brew House into two properties, where you have achieved efficiency in both quality and design. We have recently conducted a visit to both properties with the design architect David Crease and spoke with the current tenants who expressed their satisfaction of the results in the refurbishment works.

Graciela Williams, Estates Architectural Administrator.

The Trustees of R S Williams were pleased to appoint Pacy & Wheatley Construction to work with a team of other specialists on the refurbishment of Brew House to create two superior dwellings on the Brodsworth Estate near Doncaster. The building work involved sensitive repairs and conversion with a commitment to high standards of finish and it was completed on time and to budget

Elizabeth Nelson, Director, Savills

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