Cookery School

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Client
Commercial
Location
Ashburton, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Ashburton, Devon to provide them with a Full Architectural Service for their New cookery School.

A disused car showroom occupied the site, on the outskirts of Ashburton. The local Cookery School had out grown their current home in the centre of town and required a larger, purpose built building to continue their courses.

The building was designed with three teaching kitchens, a dining area and a wine tasting room. The architecture is distinctly ‘Dartmoor’, incorporating the local granite and limestone with rendered walls to the rear façade and cedar cladding to the wings. The teaching kitchens at ground floor have north facing clerestory windows. The rooms at first floor will be dramatically lit with full height timber framed glazing to either gable end.

In 2014 two new extensions were added to the teaching kitchens, providing additional dining space.

The School was opened late 2009.

van Ellen + Sheryn Architects provided a beautiful and sympathetic design package to our listed period home. As well as explaining the limitations we were working within they created wonderful design solutions. They worked on a ground floor rear extension and full refurbishment of the internal space. The house feels spacious, light and well appointed.

We have loads of storage elegantly blended into the space. After 8 years we still love every inch of the house and that’s due to the foresight of Eilir and Freddie understanding the needs of a growing family. They assisted us when the budget started to grow in where the best options were to spend our money. Professional and approachable throughout our project. We would definitely look to work with this architect firm again.

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