Dropmore Estate, UK
Originally built in 1792 by Lord Grenville, the Georgian house was largely destroyed by fires in the 1990s, Papa were required to save the derelict Grade I listed building, whilst incorporating a sympathetic new wing and restoring the lodges and aviary on the 200 acre green belt estate.
The listed house was converted into 17 luxury apartments, the largest being 4,000 sq ft. The stables and dairy were converted into 13 units. The additional wing of 23 two bedroom flats was oriented around a new lake with the existing lodges maintained as individual houses. Planning was achieved without the need to incorporate affordable housing.