Waddesdon Manor: A Rothschild House and Gardens

The Facts


  • Historic


  • 01. Building services (MEP) design solutions
  • 02. Performance specification and design
  • 03. Low carbon technology solutions
  • 04. Quinquennial inspection of mechanical & electrical services
  • 05. Condition and acquisition surveys & reports
  • 06. Thermal analysis daylight and CFD modelling
  • 07. Commercial dilapidations surveys and reports
  • 08. Project and construction management
  • 09. Energy audits and energy efficiency design solutions
  • 10. Acoustic design services
  • 11. Part L compliance SAP and Energy Performance Certification (EPC)
  • 12. Lifts / vertical transportation design

Historic Buildings Experience

Project Profile

At Green Building Design Consultants (GBD), we have a wide range of mechanical and electrical services experience working on historic and listed buildings. We have worked closely with a number of specialist heritage architects for the National Trust, private clients, non-publically funded museums and family trusts.

We provide energy efficient design solutions, following a conservation approach within historic and listed buildings. We fully understand the importance of working in collaboration with the heritage architect to make sure that interventions are kept to a minimum.

Individual members of our team have worked on high profile restoration and conservation projects, which include the refurbishment of The Treasury Building in Whitehall and the installation of conservation environmental temperature and humidity control and lighting design at Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms.


Key Historic Projects


Rainham Hall, Essex | Restoration and installation of conservation heating

Sir John Soane’s Museum, London | Design of conservation heating installation

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton | Quinquennial inspection of mechanical & electrical services

Dr. William’s Library, London | M&E survey and refurbishment design

Grade II Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire | Refurbishment of heating installation

Listed private dwelling, London | Refurbishment design of services

Buscot Park, Oxon | Design of new domestic water services

Turvey House, private residence, Bedfordshire |Refurbishment design of services

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire | Design of conservation heating system


Waddesdon Manor: A Rothschild House and Gardens
Photo: Waddesdon Image Library