• Location: Haseley, Warwickshire
  • Sector: Restoration of listed building and new residential use
  • Status: Completed Project
  • Type: Listed building 23000ft2 (existing building) – creating 12 apartments with 8 new houses in a courtyard
  • Service: Architecture, Interior and Landscape
  • Client: Spitfire Bespoke Homes Ltd

Award winning restoration and redevelopment of a large Grade II Listed Manor House in Warwickshire

Haseley Manor is a Grade II Listed property originally built as a large private house designed by architect William Young for Alfred Hewlett, Coal Merchant between 1873-1875. The family remained in residence until 1952 and in 1954, the Manor became a Staff Training and Conference Centre for the British Motor Corporation until its demise as British Leyland. The building was subsequently used as Serviced Offices and Conference Venue by the IM Group.

Mike Lapworth obtained initial consents working with Warwick District Council to turn the Original Manor into apartments and to demolish the British Leyland 1980s catering and residential blocks to improve its setting.


The scheme as built was carried out for IM’s sister company Spitfire Bespoke Homes and a new planning consent was obtained to convert the Manor into 13 apartments and to build 9 new houses. At the request of Spitfire Bespoke Homes Ltd.as the originating designer, Mike Lapworth was personally appointed by Spitfire to work on the remainder of the build and to detail the layout and design of the apartments etc.

Mike Lapworth was also retained by Spitfire to work on various outbuildings and additions or alterations to the new houses built on the site as required by the purchasers and the redesign of Plot 1. This included adding a new floor at roof level, many internal and external elevational changes.

Mike Lapworth continues to be involved with the project advising Spitfire on matters of maintenance of a Listed Building and redesigns of apartments in the original building.

The project has won several awards.

Photographs kindly provided by Spitfire Homes and Alison Lapworth

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