Stanford Hall is a Grade 1 listed property, originally constructed in 1697 during the reign of King William & Queen Mary. Located between the borders of the counties of Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire in the heart of England, Stanford Hall is surrounded by 700 acres of stunning private park and woodland.
The £350m Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at Stanford Hall, was opened in June 2018. The facility deals with military amputees and complex brain injuries.
The conversion of Stanford Hall including the construction of new & extensive state of the art healthcare facilities was predominantly funded by The Duke of Westminster. The works undertaken included the restoration of historic buildings and structures within the curtilage of Stanford Hall, which included the listed Tennis Pavilions, Sea Lion Pits, Pools and Diving boards.
The facility combines modern technology with proven therapy so the works included creating buildings and spaces especially designed to aid the healing process as well as deliver the specific functions of rehab medicine known to exist in the present day. Project deliveries included the construction of gyms, a range of swimming and hydrotherapy pools, a gait lab and all the elements essential for its clinical purpose. That purpose included rehabilitation of the most seriously injured members of the Armed Forces but also, importantly, returning those who have been injured in the course of training to work.
The project timescale from commencement to completion took 5 years. At times, during the project, the trades and managerial workforce on-site reached well above 500 people which ensured delivery timescales were completed both on budget and within the deadline.
The project cost, aligned with the budget set forth from initial planning, reached £350 million and delivered a state-of-the-art facility to modernise rehabilitation offered to injured armed forces personnel.
The project cost, aligned with the budget set forth from initial planning, reached £350 million. The DNRC adds a new chapter in Stanford Hall’s story, but it is one that is very much in keeping with the heritage of this unique site. Some of the great military buildings in Britain such as the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and RAF Cranwell are remarkably similar to Stanford Hall’s stone-dressed red brick classical facades.The value of the estate, including all real estate is, quite literally, immeasurable.