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The Swiss Cottage - Civic Trust AABC Awards

Mar 7, 2016


The Swiss Cottage won a Civic Trust AABC Commendation.  One of nine national winners, of which one received an Award and the others (including The Swiss Cottage) each a Commendation. You can find details here, though link to 2016 brochure connects to 2015.











The conservation of a Grade II* listed cottage orné is part of the restoration of a rare Regency landscape, a significant element of the Grade II* Registered Old Warden Park. Built c.1830, repaired in the 1870’s and saved in the 1970’s, the Swiss Cottage is the focus of the most important garden of its date in England. Works carried out included re-thatching, the restoration of gilded finials, and the conservation of a unique scheme of rustic decoration made from twigs and pinecones as well as a remarkable grained and painted interior. This restoration project has been a huge success, bringing together the local community to celebrate the site and buildings and has given the people of Bedfordshire something to feel proud about.

EBS Ltd was delighted to be involved in this prestigious project.



The Shuttleworth Trust

Conservation Architect

Christopher Garrand Consultancy + WEAL Architects

Structural Engineer

Morton Associates

Quantity Surveyor

Press & Starkey

Main Contractor

Fairhurst Ward Abbotts


Crick Smith Conservation

Technical Advisor

Environmental Building Solutions

Primary Use Class

Sui Generis - Other Use Class not listed above