Having bought a stunning Georgian manor house, with beautifully laid out formal gardens, these clients tasked us with designing an area that would house a new workshop and exhibition building.
Planning permission had been refused twice and both the architects and clients felt that designing the site around the building could help get approval. In addition, a sizeable cottage in the grounds, whose garden had been lost to scrub, needed reinstating.
Having looked in detail at plans of the gardens from the early 1800s, we decided to reinstate the original Georgian orchard and created a croquet court, which could also be used as a football pitch by the client's children.
In addition, we also designed a more formal version of the site that could be instated once the exhibition annexe had been opened. The cottage garden was reinstated, using Georgian design principles and happily planning was approved, and the building and gardens are now under construction.