A vision was required which balanced the technical requirements of the brief with a superlative design for the most enviable party space in the region. The designs evolved from extensive historic analysis of the house & site to understand its evolution & character. The expansion of the business would mean increased traffic and footfall therefore a masterplan was developed which provided for suitable circulation, parking, traffic and servicing requirements.
Grade I Backdrop to Courtyard Events Space
The concept reimagines an overgrown former stable yard as a new 400 seat venue against the backdrop of the Grade I hall. The design is an L-shaped building which draws on the stable barns that would once have stood there: the main volume is the party space with services and kitchens neatly in the other wing. Two sides of the barn are metal framed glazing, and open directly on to the courtyard to create a seamless space for entertaining. Two double-sided wood fires with tall chimneys create focal points for inside and outside events.