Courtfield House is Grade II* listed and features within Historic England’s Building at Risk Register as priority category ‘A’. Following the closure of the previous school use in 2012, the site has seen proposals for a museum use and speculative conversion to a care home. Both failed to be financially viable. There are significant challenges presented by the house because it is, in itself, not sustainable.
BBA Architects were appointed to provide a full condition survey of the building – looking at every elevation, room and feature – and then use an informed understanding of the building and its site to develop proposals that would safeguard the future of the building and its historic values. The pattern of historic phasing was also used to limit interventions in the house to a minimum.
The planning and listed building applications continue to be determined by the local authority.