Western Suite Stowe House

Stowe School is a selective independent school in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It was opened on 11th May 1923. Originally for boys only, the school is now coeducational, with some 550 boys and 220 girls. Along with many of the other buildings on the school’s estate, the main house is now a Grade I Listed Building.

Project Summary

Stowe House is on the English Heritage list of Buildings at Risk and has been named by the World Monuments Fund as one of the 100 most endangered sites of world significance now being maintained by the Stowe House Preservation Trust.

Messenger was awarded the contract to remove and replace the existing oak timber floor, including structural repairs to the flooring structure and fire proofing within the floor voids. The contract works also included conservation cleaning and decoration of the ceiling and cornice, including re-gilding and new lighting to the cornice with new electrical infrastructure and distribution boards. New carved sections of timberwork to dado and floor panels were fitted, with full redecoration of the walls and woodwork and timber repairs to the joinery.

Client:

Stowe House Preservation Trust (SHPT)

Architect:

Purcell

Duration:

28 weeks

Completion:

Current

Value:

£775k

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Further Reading

Our love for Stowe

"Stowe remains one of the country's finest buildings and one I will never tire of visiting". We take a look back at the various work our teams have carried out at Stowe over the years.