Designed by George Steuart in the 1780s, Attingham Park is the National Trust’s third most popular attraction.
John Nash added a dramatic exhibition space in 1805, making an innovative use of cast iron to support a glazed roof, however it leaked from installation. Momentum is part of a specialist team resolving this two-century-old problem.
The concept is to create a structure which covers the original roof in the least intrusive way possible. This consists of a steel ringbeam and trusses, detailed to preserve Nash’s original design and minimise impact on the existing historic structure. Installation has required sensitive planning to enable the popular attraction to remain open to the public during works.
Client . The National Trust
Architect . S T Walker & Duckham