Abbey Gate


Booth & Bomford were involved in the redevelopment of Evesham´s Abbey Gate. A design and build project which required great care.

The site is Grade One listed and the building and all surrounding outbuildings are scheduled as an ancient monument. Abbey Gate was originally the gate house and a storage barn attached to the Evesham Monastery. Built in the early 1300s and also known as "The Dark Passage" it was used by Monks for carrying left over food from the Refectory to the Almoners Court where the starving poor were fed. There are medieval accounts which record that the Monks often went hungry in order to feed the less fortunate.

In the early 1700s the Abbey buildings were converted to form a grand town house with associated outbuildings and it remained in residential use until the early part of the 20th Century. At this time the buildings were converted to offices and the site into a builder´s yard.

A small portion of the building remained as offices and the remainder of the building converted to twelve luxury apartments. The two cottages were refurbished to a more modern standard and two new build, two story houses were constructed within the grounds.

The mechanical services, electrical services and plumbing services were all carried out by our team of engineers who had to work closely with English Heritage, Archaeologists, Wychavon District Council, Architects and the client amongst the other trades also involved.

The works associated with this contract were as follows:

  • 12 Luxury Apartments
  • Two Refurbished Cottages
  • Two New Build Houses
  • Two Office Conversions
  • Communal Areas and Grounds

In each of the above the following works were carried out:

Design of the electrical services,LV distribution services, cable containment systems, internal, emergency and external lighting systems, small power services, terrestrial television and satellite television services, data and telephone services, fire alarm system, security and access control systems.

Design of the mechanical services, mechanical plant, heating services, domestic water services, ventilation services, soil and waste installation.