Conservation project will be the biggest for a generation

Garden or east front at Clandon Park © National Trust Images, John Miller

The National Trust is to hold a competition for international multidisciplinary teams to restore Clandon Park, near Guildford, Surrey.

The Grade I listed Palladian mansion, built around 1731 by Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, was badly damaged by fire in April 2015. Its restoration will be the Trust’s biggest conservation project for a generation.

The competition, run by Malcolm Reading Consultants, will be held in two stages. Details are to be announced on 9 March, but interested parties are invited to sign up for notifications.

Clandon Park’s project director, Paul Cook, said: ‘Clandon Park represents a ground-breaking moment in British architecture, moving from Baroque to Palladianism. It is this significance that we hope will inspire both British and international architects to enter the competition and bring Clandon back to life through the careful restoration of significant historic rooms with the re-imagining of other spaces, on the upper floors.’

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