Manchester Historic Buildings Trust
Project Stage
Full application and implementation
Historic landscape restoration
Landscape Architecture
Key Roles

Landscape survey and feasibility study, Hard and soft landscape proposals, Planting plans, Detailed infrastructure landscape design, Landscape maintenance plan & maintenance contract administration, Historic garden research

The Gaskell House is a Grade 2 listed building and museum to the Victorian novelist, biographer, and short story writer Elizabeth Gaskell. Randall Thorp worked closely with a team of historic building experts to draw up plans to restore the gardens to their Victorian glory. We then oversaw a team of local volunteers and experts who designed and then implemented a scheme to recreate the garden using materials, construction and plant varieties that all would have been familiar to Mrs Gaskell.





Design Award
Conservation and Reuse category.
(Awarded to BTP Architects for Gaskell House)

Manchester Society of Architects

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