Leading wet civil engineering firm, Land & Water, has recently completed a restoration project at the iconic National Trust property, Buscot House in Oxfordshire after just six months on site.
The house, which is a visitor attraction whilst also being home to Lord Faringdon, was built in the 18th century for a local landowner and changed hands in 1889 when the current owner’s great grandfather purchased the property and its grounds. The estate was then enlarged greatly with Harold Peto being commissioned to design the now famous Italianate water gardens.
The Land & Water team has carried out extensive crest embankment protection works to the property’s lake, in response to a reservoir engineering inspection, as well as reinstating a currently redundant ancillary spillway. This important work is in order to preserve the integrity of the waterway.
Lucy Lee, Contracts Manager at Land & Water, said: “This has been an exciting project for us to work on. At Land & Water, we hold collaboration at the core of our values so to be able to nurture our relationship with both the National Trust and Binnies during this job has been a pleasure.
“Safeguarding historical landscapes for the future is something that Land & Water prides itself on and we are proud to be protecting the grounds and legacy of Buscot House.”
Land & Water has successfully worked at many iconic, historical locations across the country including the first dredge of Queen’s Pool at Blenheim Palace within 100 years as well as a project at the iconic home of Polo, Hurlingham Club, London and work on Longleat House.