Southampton City Council Press Releases
Tudor House shortlisted in RICS conservation awards
Southampton landmark museum Tudor House, recently refurbished and made more accessible, has been shortlisted for a design award by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
The timber framed house facing St Michael’s Square was built at the end of the 15th Century. The Norman house facing Western Esplanade dates back to the 12th Century.
The Tudor House project, led by the city council with major support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and generous local donations, took two phases of work. Phase One received £1.628 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and an additional £590,000 from Southampton City Council. Phase Two received a grant of £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £1.8 million from the City Council and over £50,000 in other donations.
Tudor House has been short listed in the building conservation category. This award showcases outstanding work in the conservation of a single building or a group of buildings or structures and covers renovation or conservation to a new or original use. Regional winners will be announced before 15 May 2012 and winners will be entered into the national final.
Dan Matthews, major projects officer for Southampton City Council, said: “The improvements we have made to Tudor House were very sensitively and carefully designed, with consideration given to the unique status of the building and the mobility needs of visitors.
“We are extremely pleased that the results of this work have been recognised in these design awards.”
Link: Tudor House website