This contemporary conversion of a Grade II listed old wine warehouse, situated in the heart of the Bradford on Avon conservation area, is the first phase in creating a live-work dream for ourselves. Future phases will see the overhaul of the adjacent office building – The Vaults, also listed, as well as a new studio building in the courtyard.
A labour of love, this project has been a four year process from purchase to moving in. We are absolutely thrilled with the result and just staying at home has taken on a new meaning. It is incredible to watch the space being occupied, hearing the laugh of children whilst playing hide & seek, or shouting peekaboo when peering over an edge or through the internal windows into the triple height central void space, or seeing town life drift by outside the stunning new windows onto Silver Street.
We love the balance of new materials; painted steel, white stained Douglas fir planks, crisp white walls, brushed stainless ironmongery, and birch plywood – against the white washed textured old stone walls, the exposed brick chimney, the carefully sanded back old floors and the retained cast iron steel column and beam. To us, the new tiled ground floor, called Fossil, is homage to the archaeological process we’ve been through to carefully breathe life back into this beautiful building, balancing its industrial past with an unapologetic contemporary intervention that fills every space with a wonderful light.