Grove Farm Heritage Centre

Constructed new pattern-viewing building,

This project was to build a pattern viewing and archive centre for the John Lewis textile collection, a collection of international importance. The project had to link to a grade II listed building and is situated on a flood plain, so the design and construction had to take these things into consideration. By elevating the building and putting in flood alleviation measures, we were able to construct a facility which included specialised storage for the archive, viewing rooms, toilet and refreshment areas and bring the collection into one place which allows the staff and the public access to the designs by people such as William Morris and Lucienne Day. The mix of modern construction methods and traditional materials allows the building to reflect its contents and purpose, whilst ensuring that the delicate patterns are preserved for generations to come.

Client:
John Lewis Partnership
Location:
Cookham
Programme:
35 weeks
Value:
£1.5m