Holywell Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed country estate with an abundance of character and style. It was purchased by its current owners in 2013 and since then has been extensively renovated to creating a stunning wedding and events venue. As well as a manor house, the estate also features a church, boat house, orangery, fishing pavilion and accompanying cottages.
Steve Rudkin Electrical Contractors were brought on board to provide complete renovation works to the house’s electrical infrastructure. As a listed property, the team worked closely with the design planning architects, Ross Thain Architects, to ensure original features were maintained
A range of lighting solutions were needed to create the appropriate atmosphere for ceremony, dining and entertainment spaces. The electrical system also needed to accommodate the entertainment and catering suppliers and therefore needed to be able to cope with large loads. Having undertaken similar project in the past, the team were able to advice on the best solution for this project. Close collaboration with the client meant that the team were able to adapt the scope where required and work in parallel with other contractors.
As well as the internal fit out, the team were also responsible for installing a lighting solution on the grounds of the estate. The impressive driveway, which measures a mile, received ground lights which created a dramatic approach to the venue. Outdoor reception areas and terraces received landscape lighting to creating night-time aesthetics. Uplighters and spotlights not only gave the desired look but also made the spaces more accessible for visitors.
The outhouses and accompanying buildings also received a complete refurbishment; including the church, boathouse and orangery. Again, care and attention were needed to maintain the buildings existing charms. Lighting was designed to create impact but not detract from the look of the building during daytime. The team designed solutions for each area that was in keeping with the style of the building.
This project combined the team’s ability to create practical solutions for a working business with their flair for design and aesthetics. The client was so pleased with the results that Steve Rudkin Electrical Contractors continue to provide ongoing maintenance for the estate and grounds.
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