Mucknell Abbey


Heritage / Conservation

Services Provided:

Quantity Surveying


The Society of the Salutation of Mary the Virgin

Award winning new low carbon Church of England Monastery

BAQUS were appointed to provide Quantity Surveying services for the provision of a new Church of England Monastery in Worcestershire - Mucknell Abbey for a contemplative Benedictine monastic community.

The monastery has a number of sustainable features: wood chip boiler, solar thermal panels, solar photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, biodigester, organic kitchen garden and orchard.

Following the abbey’s inauguration by Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, the project was awarded the coveted President’s Award from EASA (Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association). The award was presented at Westminster Cathedral on 3rd November 2011.

The design is part refurbishment and part new build with the guest rooms, refectory and ancillary accommodation located within converted 19th Century brick barns and a new community building replacing the historic farmhouse to complete a courtyard environment. At the heart of the monastery is the new Oratory, a lofty vaulted space designed for prayer and worship. The project was completed on time and within budget.