Sullivan Building and Restoration have been constructing and enhancing buildings throughout Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire for more than twenty years and for most of that time the town of Lutterworth has been our home.
Lutterworth will be forever associated with the Jet Engine and its inventor, Sir Frank Whittle. In 2005 Sullivan Building and Restoration refurbished Whittle’s original ‘Ladywood Works’ workshop and offices and established our sister company there calling it the Woodburner Workshop, specialising in the sale and installation of woodburning stoves and gas fires; you could say that the building has turned full circle in the field of heat and combustion.
In 2012 we acquired the derelict pub, ‘The Cavalier’ – formerly ‘The Ram’ – at 31 Market Street and began the process of preservation and renovation of a building that was in a perilous state of repair. Probably dating as far back as the early 17th century, much of the original structure of the former coaching inn had to be replaced under the guidance of the local authority’s listed buildings officer.
Using materials sourced locally and traditional joinery practices the building was restored with the addition of a green oak extension to the rear of the building creating a large, light filled, space with great vaulting beams spanning the dimensions.
The building is now one of the most eye catching and architecturally sympathetic buildings in the town. We and the Woodburner Workshop moved into 31 Market Street in Lutterworth at Christmas 2012 when it became our new base and showroom.