Plans have been submitted to turn a striking manor house in Ascot into 21 flats with 14 more built in the grounds.

Later living provider Beechcroft Developments has applied to the Royal Borough to convert Grade II-listed Silwood Manor into a mix of one, two and three-bedroom flats.

Outbuildings will be demolished and six two-bedroom flats, four cottages and three bungalows will be provided, with Silwood Lodge converted to a three-bedroom house.

The vacant 9.5-hectare site, which sits within 91-hectare Silwood Park, was previously used by Imperial College before being sold to NSS IV (Investments) LLP which is working with Beechcroft.

The current Silwood Manor, dating from 1878, was built by Alfred Waterhouse, famous for the clocktower and façade of Reading Town Hall.

The latest application is an updated version of a 2021 proposal which was withdrawn ahead of submission of the new plans.

The team on the project includes Edgingtons as architect, Savills as planning consultant and Montagu Evans on heritage.

Image: Mick Crawley / Silwood Park west-facing elevation.

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