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£30m restoration of Clandon Park House takes big step forward

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£30m restoration of Clandon Park House takes big step forward

Published at 1:39pm 25th May 2017.

Efforts to restore Clandon Park House, two years after it was destroyed by fire, have taken a big step forward.

The 18th Century house near Guildford was left a shell after the blaze.

Work to find a team to restore it has been ongoing for some months and, after sifting through a long list of 60 teams, a short list of six has been selected.

The project has a construction value of £30m.

Sandy Nairne, Chair of the jury, said: "Architects, conservation experts and designers have responded impressively to the challenge presented at Clandon.

Clandon Park House

"We received an excellent set of submissions, offering many fascinating collaborations and partnerships.

"The shortlist represents a collection of great talent from the UK and abroad, mixing better and less-well known firms.

"The teams that were selected had thoroughly analysed the conservation issues and design opportunities, and proposed thoughtful and creative approaches.

"I look forward to seeing their concept designs and am honoured to be chairing a distinguished jury."

Who is in the running?

• AL_A and Giles Quarme & Associates
• Allies and Morrison and Feilden+Mawson
• Donald Insall Associates and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
• Purcell and Sam Jacob Studio
• Selldorf Architects and Cowie Montgomery Architects
• Sergison Bates Architects and AOC Architecture

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Who will make the final decision?

• Clive Aslet, Author, Journalist and former Editor of Country Life
• David Bickle, Architect and Director of Design, Exhibitions & FuturePlan, Victoria & Albert Museum
• Ben Bolgar, Senior Design Director, Prince's Foundation for Building Community
• Ptolemy Dean, Principal Director, Ptolemy Dean Architects and Surveyor of the Fabric at
Westminster Abbey
• Dame Helen Ghosh DCB, Director-General, National Trust
• Dame Penelope Keith DBE DL, Local resident, actress and President of the National Trust
West Surrey
• Sandy Nairne CBE FSA (jury chair), Trustee of the National Trust and former Director of the
National Portrait Gallery
• Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, former Culture
Secretary and former Chairman of the Environment Agency
• Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE, Campaigner and Historic England Commissioner

The jury will be advised by Clandon Park Project Director, Paul Cook and architect and competition
director, Malcolm Reading.

Clandon fire

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