Langley Park House is a Grade II, Palladian Mansion built in 1760 as a hunting lodge for the 3rd Duke of Marlborough, with extensive grounds landscaped by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.
The internal plasterwork had suffered from water ingress, rot and some less than sympathetic alterations. The new owner wanted to convert this historical Mansion to a luxury 5* hotel, whilst retaining as much of the original fabric as possible.
George Jackson Limited were appointed before construction works commenced, they identified and removed areas of plaster to allow structural repairs. Impressions were taken of decorative features to be replicated, brought to their workshop, where models and moulds of the missing cornices, architraves, pediments and ornaments were manufactured to match the existing.
George Jackson Limited also provided the GRG in the contemporary, luxurious, subterranean The Langley Spa. This comprised of large barrel vaults above the swimming pool, and a combination of cross barrel vaults with plain modillion block cornice and lighting troughs in other areas.
This project is a showcase of new and traditional plasterwork, and how George Jackson Limited apply their workmanship and quality to both heritage and new build, helping to reinstate a magnificent building fit for the modern world.