The Poplars. A self-build workshop for a local furniture designer.
Status: On site.
Client: Ben Atkinson. Bespoke Furniture. http://www.ben-atkinson.co.uk
We secured planning permission on behalf of our client for this new workshop back in 2014, and reasoned the case for a large new-build workshop on the site of the existing coach house, which was in a poor state of repair. The replacement building takes its current form from the coach house as the building is in a prominent location in open countryside. We were presented with a concise plan layout from the client, showing the location and working zones required for making bespoke furniture.
Traditional craftmanship; modern technology.
Using green Douglas Fir and traditional jointing methods, Ben has built a remarkable building that nestles into the landscape. Heavy timbers used throughout are fitted together with an incredible attention to detail.