Duchy of Lancaster

Lea Hough Secure Contract with Duchy of Lancaster

Lea Hough Chartered Surveyors has secured a contract to provide building surveying services to the Duchy of Lancaster. The contract, which runs until March 2020, covers the four estates within the Lancashire region which comprise livestock-based farms as well as over 50 houses and cottages.

In being awarded the contract, Lea Hough will be responsible for project managing any building works the Duchy undertakes – such as refurbishments of buildings and barn conversions. The contract also involves planned preventative maintenance within the Duchy’s estates – ensuring properties are both fit for purpose and kept in a good standard of repair, ensuring they will last for many years to come.

Lea Hough is no stranger to working with Duchy of Lancaster, having previously worked on a project basis for refurbishment projects and planned maintenance works across a number of properties on their rural estates.

Paul Dignan, Partner at Lea Hough, said:

“This is obviously a highly prestigious contract and one that we are delighted to have been awarded. The Duchy’s properties by their nature require a high level of professional expertise, often involving refurbishment work to period properties and Listed Buildings, and required to fall within a particular set of guidelines. This sort of work is particularly well-suited to us, with our team having the necessary skill and experience to bring to such projects.

“With a number of large refurbishment projects already in the planning phase, along with several smaller yet equally important planned maintenance projects required over the coming months, it is set to be a busy time for our team. However, having worked across the Duchy of Lancaster sites previously, we are very well placed to be able to deliver the works.”

Work on the Duchy of Lancaster properties will be headed up by Chris Atkinson, Chartered Building Surveyor, and Paul Dignan.

Lea Hough is a full service Chartered Surveyors and Building Consultancy, offering a wide range of professional property services to both private, commercial and rural clients.



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