Kelham Hall 5 phases of conservation works

Kelham Hall 5 phases of conservation worksKelham Hall 5 phases of conservation worksRepair and consolidation of Grade I Listed Hall

Project Summary

Woodhead Heritage has been appointed to deliver 5 phases of work at Grade I listed Kelham Hall, headquarters of Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Following on from the successful delivery of a project to conserve and repair the building at high level, this new phase of works will focus on the repair and consolidation of drainage, low level works, stone repairs and re-roofing works. The repairs to various wings of the main building and surrounding buildings were conducted whilst Newark & Sherwood District Council’s offices remain open to both staff and the public for normal business, conferences and wedding functions.

Completed in 1863 and designed by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott for the Manners Sutton family, Kelham Hall is an under-rated gem of the Victorian Gothic movement. The building later acted as headquarters of the Society of the Sacred Mission, and was extended to incorporate additional accommodation. This included the Byzantine styled Great Chapel dome in 1928.

Apprenticships & Skills Development

We held an apprentice skills day at Kelham Hall to allow 12 young apprentices to contextualise the conservation skills they were learning on site. The event enabled students to get further hands on experience in traditional crafts including lead work and stonemasonry. The event was a huge sucsess and was attended by Local MP Mark Spencer.


• Working on a site with public access including weddings functions and events

• Working at height

• Headquarters of a local authority noise and disruption management was a significant obstacle

Client Comments

“We commend Robert Woodhead on this project for delivering a value for money service and good lines of communication. “

Newark and Sherwood District Council,