Buscot PARK GRADE II* - RENEWABLE HEATING PROJECT
MDP were instructed to conduct the planning process for a renewable project at the Grade II* listed Buscot Park, a beautiful country house in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. MDP worked alongside the proprietor and a team of experts on this project. Planning permission was granted and the project has now been implemented.
The project sought to install a renewable heat exchange system onto the estate, which utilised a water source on the site. Works were carried out in part of the Gatehouse of the property and also included groundworks to carry pipes from the lake (renewable water source) to the installed heating system. In delivering this renewable heat source, we will be future-proofing this property for years to come and help reduce its impact on the environment and improve overall economic efficiency.
The property is legally owned by the National Trust and MDP liaised with them to ensure all planned works were acceptable.
Due to the nature of the site, detailed assessments were carried out to ensure the works did not disturb or impact the property or grounds. Heritage experts were involved throughout to ensure the development was appropriate. Great care and attention was paid to avoiding any impact to the trees in the area. An arboriculture expert was part of the team to ensure this was the case.
Working on such a site brought challenges but it was a great privilege to be able to work on this project at such a magnificent property.