Mango Homes operated from 1999 to 2008 and specialised in the restoration of historic buildings. Mango's first project was the restoration of a saw mill which had been derelict for many years - Mayroyd Mill in Hebden Bridge. The project won an award from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
This was followed by the conversion of Melbourne Mill also in Hebden Bridge to become eighteen apartments. It had been derelict for over twelve years and had structural problems.
2005 saw the restoration of an entire derelict hamlet of cottages and barns Trowan near St Ives in Cornwall. This project received national recognition and was reported in the Times, Observer and Telegraph.
In 2006, Mango went on to win the prestigious Yorkshire Renaissance award for its restoration of a grade II listed textile mill at Pecket Well in Yorkshire. 2007 saw the careful restoration of Ashley House in Ripon which is a large detached Italianate built by a wealthy timber merchant in the 1870s.
In 2008 Mango completed the painstaking restoration of the Abbey Warehouse in Penzance with the support of the Heritage Lottery. The project made the national headlines with the discovery of a network 200 year old smuggler’s tunnels.
Mango Homes has also supported a campaigning to save an exceptional art deco lido in Grange-over-Sands in the South Lakes from demolition. The campaign has succeeded in having the lido grade II listed by English Heritage and has been supported by the National Trust and 20th Century Society.