Audley End House is English Heritage’s flagship site in East Anglia. The house and park are scheduled monuments and the garden buildings, bridges and other structures are variously listed Grade I, II* and II. Built by Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk between 1605 and 1614, the estate became a Royal Palace in 1666. In 1701 the house was returned to the Howard family and the subsequent owners reduced the original Jacobean house, with its elaborate inner and outer courts, and updated the interiors in the fashion of their times.
rhp have been involved in numerous projects on the estate over a 10 year period, including refurbishment and re-presentation of the Service Wing and construction of an education room and visitor facilities. Our repair and alteration of the Stables now provides a functional exhibition space and the conversion of the Coach House and Cart Yard offers new catering facilities and a children’s play area.
Our specialist team have detailed and managed the conservation and repair of stonework and building fabric to the main house south wing, Lion Gate, Tea Bridge, boundary walls and gates. Our involvement also extends to the coordination and implementation of security installations, as well as an upgrade of the fire detection systems in the main house and repairs to the river structures, sluice gates and banks.