Project - Hauser & Wirth Retail Outlet at Durslade Site
Sector - Commercial
Technology - Timber
Company - WB Timber Innovations
Hauser and Wirth are world-renowned art specialists and at their Somerset location they required an exemplar retail outlet for local produce and to serve gallery visitors with refreshments. There is a steady demand for artisan / local produce for their clientele and an appropriate setting for the shop and café would only be acceptable if the quality and image, and its sustainability credentials, were of the highest standards. The location of the newbuild - as an annexe to their existing sandstone-built clusters of buildings in Somerset - meant speed of construction was critical as the site was situated between access parking and the main art gallery, and therefore in full view by all visitors. Timber Innovations was approached by Moxon Architects at RIBA stage 2 works due to our reputation for quality builds based on unconventional designs - we were pleased that our pro-active partnership with Moxon Architects led to being nominated to the chosen main contractor as the project progressed.