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Tithe Barn is shortlisted for Yorkshire 2019 RIBA Award

The RIBA has been celebrating outstanding work for over 180 years and their awards are regarded internationally as a mark of excellence, recognising the best architecture and architects.

All shortlisted projects will be assessed by a regional jury with the winning buildings announced at the RIBA Yorkshire Awards evening and reception on May 16th, 2019 at Aspire, Leeds. Guest speaker for the evening will be the RIBA President elect Alan Jones.

The project involved the immensely successful restoration and refurbishment of the derelict 16th Century Great Barn at Bolton Abbey for use as a wedding barn and conference facility without losing its architectural quality and distinctive character.

Traditional conservation techniques and the conservation/re-use of materials included: limecrete flooring; use of lime plasters; brush-finished pointing (for rustic effect); minimal cleaning of timbers; re-cladding of stone slate roof; dry-stone walling.

The wedding use has had a positive impact on the barn’s character by revealing the cathedral-like scale of the timber-framed interior as one continuous space for the first time in centuries.

The shortlisting for such a prestigious award is a proud achievement for Pearce Bottomley Architects and we extend a warm congratulations to the rest of the shortlisted projects in the Yorkshire region and nationally.