Bretby Hall


This Grade II* listed building is set among its own park land, close to the village of Bretby. It is the former home of Lord Carnarvon, famous for discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 with Howard Carter. Since then, Bretby Hall has gone on to become a hospital, before falling derelict in the 1970s.

Project Description

Restoration Projects was responsible for managing the internal restoration of Bretby Hall, converting it into luxury apartments. We restored a once-grand building to its former glory with a modern twist. The external works involved a full roof restoration where we needed to replace all the sand-cast lead. We also carried out stone repairs to all facades, and the restoration of all existing windows. Working closely with architects Brownhill Hayward Brown of Lichfield, English Heritage, and the conservation officer, the Abbey was restored to its former beauty. 

Services Provided

  • The programming of works around specialist subcontractors.
  • Implement and manage health and safety.
  • Liaise with English Heritage and conservation officers.
  • Manage archaeologist’s watching briefs.
  • Full construction fit out.
  • Ceiling/plaster restoration.
  • Structural work including structural timber restoration.
  • Restoration of all windows and doors.
  • Fire stopping to all floors and walls.

  • Location Bretby Hall, Bretby, Derbyshire
  • Project Length 2 Years