How we helped new retirement home scheme

The development of the UK’s newest and most innovative retirement home scheme moved from planning to reality with the help of Kingmoor Consulting.

Scalesceugh Hall and Villas near Carlisle has been described as a “broad-minded example of new thinking” offering eco-living in a country estate. Owners of the homes have access to stately rooms and shared spaces in the Hall, in a development led by Dr Anita Herdeiro and her husband Bruno.

During construction, Kingmoor Consulting were called in as the experts in their field. We assisted with ongoing issues with Building Control compliance, and value engineering.  We also assisted with the alterations in the main hall, and with the new show apartment.

The Herdeiros moved from London two years ago to “rescue” the landmark stately home and begin a massive programme of restoration, along with the building of high quality retirement villas in the grounds.

Buyers of the houses will have access to rooms in the Hall including a coffee lounge, library, and a fitness room where regular activities will be organised. Grandchildren will be encouraged to visit and stay with the building of a playground in the gardens.

They have created an idyllic countryside village in Cumbria with great services and a wonderful lifestyle. Today we have older people who don’t have the infrastructure of family and friends around them, so this offers a community – if and when required. We were very proud to be involved in this exciting scheme.

Bruno Herdeiro praised the contribution of Colin Aimers and the Kingmoor team. He said:

“Colin and the team have been incredibly helpful throughout our journey. They have consistently taken a solution-oriented approach grounded on innovation and value engineering. Together, we were able to implement an ambitious scheme from a structural perspective without having to compromise on our design concept or customer requirements.”


Kingmoor Consulting specialises in civil and structural engineering and geotechnical related services across Cumbria and Southern Scotland. Working with domestic and commercial clients, Kingmoor has delivered a range of diverse and challenging projects from domestic properties to energy infrastructure schemes. The company thrives on working on projects that demand the highest possible standards of design and innovative solutions.