Tedworth House

client: Help for Heroes
engineer: Rik Fox
status: Completed 2012
role: Structural Engineers
procurement: Negotiated
duration: 2 years

The existing house and attached buildings were part of the Officers’ Mess and Listed Grade II*.  A lift was introduced in the main house and non-load bearing partitions removed. A substantial mezzanine floor was installed above the kitchen to provide space for essential air handling equipment. Some rooms in the attached buildings were opened up to give better usage of space for residents.

A mezzanine floor was introduced into the existing Phoenix Centre which was converted to a games area with an open lounge above.  The Phoenix Centre was extended at the rear to form a physical activity area. This was principally formed below ground with tennis courts on the roof. A large extension to the main axis, incorporating another bay of the barrelled roof was also provided to enable installation of a new SkiPlex facility.

A new three storey accommodation block, with full DDA compliance, was constructed to the north of the West Wing.

The existing East Wing has been opened up with new glazed panels on the south side to form a café area which overlooks a formal terrace and garden. A new Palm House was built at the end of the East Wing to replicate an original structure.

Help for Heroes supports veterans and Serving personnel who have been wounded, injured, or become sick, whilst serving our country. The charity provides immediate, direct support to individuals as well as building long-term support for the future.  Additionally, their families and dependents receive support from the charity as they care for their loved one, and adapt to the new challenges that they face.

 Tedworth House is one of four Recovery Centres run by Help for Heroes, which forms part of the Defence Recovery Capability.  Tedworth House aims to inspire the wounded, injured and sick and returning veterans to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives, which will enable them to reach their full potential and to support them and their families for life.   It is a place of opportunities providing education, training, sport and adventure in a relaxed, understanding and caring environment.  State of the art facilities and dedicated staff aid the road to recovery.

www.helpforheroes.org.uk