HPR work at Seaton Delaval Hall
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Wildlife charity welcomes new corporate supporter

As campaigners for the conservation of the natural world and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to welcome Historic Property Restoration Ltd (HPR), a company specializing in the conservation and repair of Scheduled Ancient Monuments, as its latest Silver Category corporate supporter.

Established in 1993, the company has depots and workshop facilities in Ripon, Prudhoe, Hexham, Doncaster and central Lancashire and a Head Office in Sandgate Hall, North Shields. The company is passionate about conserving and buildings. with craftsmen skilled in the field of property restoration who are regularly called upon to rescue and repair castles, abbeys, priories, industrial monuments, churches, parks and historic landscapes and many other listed structures throughout the UK. Recent projects have taken them to Rivington Terraced Gardens near Bolton; Trafalgar Square in Sunderland; The Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle; Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland; Alnwick Castle; Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island; The Museum of Edinburgh and Syon House in London. In addition, the HPR team has worked on several World Heritage Sites - Hadrian’s Wall, Durham Cathedral and Castle, and the ruins of Fountains Abbey within Studley Royal Park. Mike Pratt, Northumberland Wildlife Trust Chief Executive says: “I am delighted Historic Property Restoration has joined us a corporate member. Whilst our focus is primarily on natural heritage, we are always interested in ensuring our built heritage and historic landscapes are well managed and complement the natural habitats in which they are located, thereby helping to create a unique sense of place and local character in which people can enjoy watching wildlife and where wild things thrive.

“Many of the buildings HPR restores are excellent homes to wildlife as well, from bats to barn owls to veteran trees. It is great to have them on board.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Northumberland Wildlife Trust .

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