We were appointed by the National Trust to create a new restaurant and servery for The Vyne, a Grade 1 listed property in Sherborne St John, Hampshire. The contract involved the refurbishment and alteration of a former brew house to create the new facilities. The new kitchen complex was created from a series of disused storage rooms, new offices and a staff rest room were also provided.
New services were introduced to the building to enable modern catering equipment to be installed. A steel and oak mezzanine floor above the main eating area was constructed to provide additional space. External fabric repairs were carried out, internal walls were given a thin lime-wash coating and all beams were treated with a mixture of beeswax and turpentine to feed and preserve the timber.
QS: Dearle and Henderson