This Georgian country house is a Grade I listed building and one of Doncaster Borough Council’s principal museums. The main house and park underwent extensive restoration and development which included the very careful restoration of paintings on the hall chapel ceiling following 50 years of concealment. In addition, around 20,000 trees, shrubs and plants were planted, adding to the historic park landscape.
Brentwood were appointed as the mechanical and electrical services designer for the full refurbishment including park lighting and security. As it was a Grade I listed building it required careful consideration to the routing of new services including a new extensive ventilation system to the basement. The scheme included new lighting (internal and external), a central battery emergency lighting system, new fire alarm system including a VESDA air sampling system to the chapel, new small power distribution, new electric heating and new pumps to aerate the lake. New CCTV and intruder alarm systems were also installed internally and externally.
A temporary exhibition of the Cusworth’s restoration featured during the unveiling of the Museum.