We were asked in 2016 to carry out a Level 4 Record of the impressive Stables at Belton House in Lincolnshire by the National Trust. This was as part of the conservation and redevelopment of this part of the site into a new restaurant, offices and meeting spaces. The upper floors of the building had not been used since the 1980’s. After laser scanning the whole structure internally and externally, detailed floorplans, sections and elevational elevations were drawn. We also produced external rectified photography and medium format record images.
This information was utilised by the project architects and the National Trust as a basis for the written record of the structure.
The drawings and record photography formed an accurate snapshot in time of the building.
They were also vital to the building historian who produced a room by room gazetteer and detailed analysis of the building, including a statement of significance. This informed the choices made to enable the exciting reuse of the building, bringing the unused areas back into service while protecting and enhancing significant aspects of the historic structure.