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SBa shortlisted for Clandon Park restoration

We are delighted to be part of a prestigious list of international practices selected to take part in the final stage of the competition to restore and reimagine Clandon Park. This is the National Trust’s first competition for a historic building and the Trust’s most important conservation project for a generation.
Designed by Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni as a home for the Onslow family, Clandon House was completed in the 1720s. The building, one of Leoni’s five surviving works in England, fell into disrepair during the 20th century and was given to the National Trust in the 1950s. In April 2015 a major fire destroyed its roof, floors and thousands of historic objects. The Trust considered a range of options for the house, including leaving it as a ruin, but decided restoration was both technically possible and could generate enough income for long-term conservation.

Our competition team includes AOC Architecture with Philip Hughes Associates, Tavernor Consultancy, Price & Myers, Ritchie+Daffin, Tom Stuart-Smith and Graphic Thought Facility and is one of the six finalists, which include AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates, Allies and Morrison and Feilden+Mawson, Donald Insall Associates and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Purcell and Sam Jacob Studio, Selldorf Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects.
The Trust also announced that the jury will be chaired by Sandy Nairne, National Trust Board of Trustees member and former director of the National Portrait Gallery, and includes actress and local resident Penelope Keith, David Bickle from the Victoria & Albert Museum, Ben Bolgar of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community and Ptolemy Dean, principal director of Ptolemy Dean Architects and surveyor of the fabric at Westminster Abbey.

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