Thickwood Lodge is a 19th century former hunting lodge, originally constructed for the Duke of Rutland’s Longshaw Estate. The tower was constructed as one of a pair and is a near identical to its counterpart, White Edge Lodge. The lodge is Grade II listed.
Peak Architects worked extensively with the Peak District planning team, the client and planning consultant to develop a scheme, which met the client's requirements, whilst respectfully interacting with the historic tower and sensitive moorland context.
The lodge had been subjected to a series of unsympathetic modifications and extensions. The client's aim was to restore the lodge to its original glory and replace the existing extensions with a contemporary version. The open plan living space and bedrooms all take advantage of the site, commanding views of Sheffield and the surrounding Peak District moorland.
The scheme proposes a ground source heat pump to provide low level heat to an energy efficient; Mechanical Heat Recovery System (MVHR), water recycling and green roofs.