Home Farm was built in 1885 to provide newly formed buildings for Speke Hall’s own land. It was designed as a ‘model farm’ – a complete farmstead. Home Farm building was transformed into a Visitors centre converting the cow sheds, pig stys, cart shed and smithy to a quality visitors centre with catering facility. Stuart provided planning supervision services and worked with Brock Carmichael Architects during the restoration and conversion of the various buildings. The scheme involved sensitive surveys and investigation, careful ground investigations and monitoring on site to provide a safe environment for the conversion to take place.
The scheme was partially funded by the Lottery Fund and HLF and was completed in 2001.