ENVESTCO have completed the first phase of the development of Birkwood Castle and estate which is being transformed into a stunning boutique hotel and residential development of luxury homes.
The company recently announced they have completed the clearance of numerous delapidated and unsightly buildings from the site leaving them free to concentrate on their stunning conversion plans for one of Scotland’s most breathtaking examples of gothic architecture.
The renovation plan, which will cost in excess of £7 million, is due to be completed by April 2016. It will become another significant move in the establishment of the firm’s expanding portfolio of landmark homes.
Situated in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Birkwood‘s curious, some may say haunting past began in 1860 as a family home, before becoming a hospital for mentally-disabled children. After closing its doors in 2002, Birkwood Castle, despite its listed status, has fallen into a drastic state of disrepair, creating a significant challenge for Envestco to return the site to its former glory.
The next stage is to make the castle structurally secure before moving on to visible repairs, beginning with the castle‘s roof and windows, before undergoing its final detailed conversion into a top-class boutique hotel. It is intended that the site will become a major destination for weddings, conferences and special events, given its unique beauty and its natural rural setting amongst vast open woodland views.