Worden Hall

South Ribble Borough Council

Worden Hall is a collection of historic buildings, two of which are Grade II listed, situated at the heart of Worden Park, Leyland. Vacant occupancy of the majority of the Hall left it dilapidating with some structural problems and damage to the internal and external listed fabric. Three options to bring the buildings back in to use were put to public consultation and the feedback received concluded in favour of a community venue and cultural attraction.

Following a framework mini-competition, John Turner Construction was appointed to restore and refurbish the former coach house, kitchens and stables of Worden Hall to provide a range of community facilities including a café, retail space, offices and venue space for weddings and functions.

The theme of the project was to repair like with like, using traditional materials and methods. This has involved using handmade clay bricks, limestone dressings, lime render, natural slate roofing, structural timber, timber glulam frame, York stone paving, stone setts, re-using and repairing existing materials wherever possible.

John Turner Construction carried out intrusive survey works so that the construction of the buildings and their environs could be understood and so that appropriate repairs could be developed minimising intervention to the fabric, mitigating health and safety issues and avoiding historic below ground features.

We worked closely with the architect, heritage consultants, conservation officers and our skilled operatives and supply chain partners to deliver an exciting setting for local businesses and visitors.

Client: South Ribble Borough Council

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “




Years RoSPA Accredited

Over 130

Directly Employed Trade Operatives