EcoLocal is developing The Lodge as a mixed use development within the grounds of a nature reserve. A highly specialised and experienced professional team of architects and surveyors has been engaged to advise on all aspects of the development and to ensure these fine buildings are restored to their former glory.
Part of the ground floor of the main building will be used as completely separate offices and meeting spaces by local community and conservation organisations. Non-residential parts of the site include:
- A separate community hall
- Rejuvenated Victorian walled garden to the West
- Office and meeting rooms
- Workshops in the outbuildings to the North
- And in future, a new classroom suite, new link to community hall and a glazed courtyard
Any proceeds from the sale of the apartments not required to repay the cost of the scheme will be put towards environmental and social benefits on site by way of local charity EcoLocal.