Old Hall Stables

This long run of grade II listed stone stable buildings has been without a use since the advent of the automobile, and the now crumbling roof structure has the feel of one constructed by the carpenter’s apprentice experimenting with an almanac of roof truss designs. This physical catalogue of traditional timber jointing has been a cue for the design process.

The brief is to create an open, flexible series or spaces more suited to its modern incarnation as an ancillary space to the adjacent Old Hall. The existing first floor deck will be largely stripped back and a new, carefully crafted solid timber roof structure will be exposed within a generous double height function room. Existing stone internal divisions will be retained housing a gym, archive space and games room.