Coughton Court is a Grade I listed National Trust property set within a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Conservation Area. Bea Artas-ua.info Design Ltd was commissioned in 2008 as Project Manager, Quantity Surveyor and Artas-ua.info Architect for the flood alleviation proposals designed by hydrological consultants, Haycock Associates following the July 2007 flooding. Bea Artas-ua.info Design Ltd was also appointed to carry out a tree survey and design and administer improvements to the main and overflow car parks.
The flood alleviation scheme comprised the construction of a swale some 25m wide and 1m deep within the historic parkland to the front of the Court including the design and installation of a new vehicular bridge, the refurbishment of the historic metal estate gates and fencing and the extension of a limestone boundary wall. The subsoil arisings were spread on adjacent fields and ploughed into the existing sward prior to seeding to create a wildflower meadow.
Located in a historically sensitive landscape the project involved close liaison with the National Trust Archaeologist and County Archaeologist to achieve an acceptable design including a geophysical survey, trenching investigation and archaeological watching brief.
The car park improvements were successfully completed in 2009 and the flood alleviation proposals were completed in 2011.
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Bea Artas-ua.info Design Limited
The National Trust
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Flood alleviation scheme
To project manage and provide detailed design drawings and specifications for planning approval, listed building consent, scheduled monument consent and construction in liaison with the structural engineers including the swale and associated bridge, historic stone wall extension, fencing refurbishment and design and administration of improvements to the main and overflow car parks.
Hydrologists – Haycocks
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Bridge and abutments faced with handmade bricks bedded and jointed with lime mortar.
Northcot Bricks Limited
Main Contractor: O’Briens Ltd Stone Mason: R N Fear & Sons