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Harewood House Penguin Pool

Harewood House Penguin Pool

Monaghans’ Building Surveyors have been appointed in conjunction with our Structural Engineering colleagues from Roscoe to provide professional advice on the Penguin Pool at Harewood House.

Harewood House ( is one of the ‘Treasure Houses of England’ recognised as some of the most magnificent palaces, houses and castles in England today. Situated between Leeds and Harrogate, Harewood House was built in the 18th century by Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood. Today the house is still the family seat of David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood, but through the Harewood House Trust the House and its grounds are now open for visitors to explore and enjoy. With exhibitions of contemporary art, an award-winning educational department and over 100 acres of exquisite gardens there is plenty to see and do at Harewood but one of the highlights has to be the daily Penguin feeding in the Bird Garden.

Harewood is currently home to 11 Humboldt Penguins who live in an enclosure designed to replicate the coastline of their native Peru with swimming pools of different depths and area, and a rocky slope leading to a plateau area with a selection of stone huts to imitate nest burrows. The first Penguins of the present group arrived at Harewood in 1989 and three are still going strong at just over 25 years of age. Monaghans and Roscoe will be compiling a comprehensive report on their enclosure to make sure it is safe for many more years to come.

Monaghans’ Building Surveyors, and our colleagues throughout Monaghans and the wider Trebbi Family, have the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any built asset and we look forward to providing a wide variety of professional advice to Harewood House in the future. If you would like professional advice regarding your built assets please do get in touch, we would be happy to discuss your individual requirements no matter how unique they may be!