Buscot House before Buscot House after

We have recently wrapped up an exciting six-month restoration project at the renowned National Trust property, Buscot House in Oxfordshire which dates back to the 18th century. This historic house, which serves as a visitor attraction, is the residence of Lord Faringdon. The restoration work involved extensive crest embankment protection of the property's lake and the reinstatement of an ancillary spillway.

Preserving the Legacy of National Trust Property Buscot House:

Buscot House, originally built for a local landowner, has been in the possession of Lord Faringdon's family since 1889. Over the years, the estate has seen significant expansions, with the addition of the now famous Italianate water gardens designed by Harold Peto. To ensure the integrity of the waterways, our team undertook crucial crest embankment protection works, responding to a reservoir engineering inspection. Additionally, we reinstated a previously redundant ancillary spillway. These works are an important part of safeguarding the property's legacy for future generations.

Collaboration and Relationship with National Trust:

Our Contracts Manager Lucy Lee says; “This has been an exciting project for us to work on. At Land & Water, we hold collaboration at the core of our values so to be able to nurture our relationship with both the National Trust and Binnies during this job has been a pleasure.

“Safeguarding historical landscapes for the future is something that Land & Water prides itself on and we are proud to be protecting the grounds and legacy of Buscot House.”

Land & Water's Expertise in Historical Restoration:

As a leading wet civil engineering firm that operates across the UK, our expertise in historical restoration is well-established, with an impressive portfolio of iconic locations across the country. Notable projects include:

  • The first dredge of Queen's Pool at Blenheim Palace in a century.
  • Work conducted at the renowned Hurlingham Club in London, home of Polo.
  • Restoration projects within the grounds of Longleat House.

Our team have a passion for protecting the legacies of historic British sites whilst nurturing the ecosystems within the grounds.

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