The Fox
Richard Chivers

The Fox

Paul Cashin Architects as Architects

Paul Cashin Architects and Design Engine Architects have collaborated to complete the refurbishment and extension of a 17th Century Grade II Listed public house and restaurant in the village of Crawley, near Winchester. The building had deteoriated after being left unused and empty for a number of years. The scheme sought to redevelop and transform the premises to create a new destination and business at the heart of the community and surrounding area. The design is based around sympathetically renovating the existing property, bringing it to a suitable useable standard, while celebrating and restoring many of its historical attributes.

 

Alongside this, a new contemporary extension has been constructed that takes the form of a series of three articulated pitched roofs, reminiscent of rural and agricultural vernacular forms. These are arranged to provide a connection with the outdoors and create the impression of a series of interconnected outbuildings around walled courtyard garden spaces. The new structures are dressed in a black stained timber cladding. The project incorporates a bespoke bar area, two large dining rooms – one of which features vaulted ceilings and dual aspect glazing opening to the courtyard gardens, a fully functioning commercial kitchen, outdoor terraces and wood-fired pizza oven, as well as five high-end ensuite bedrooms available for overnight stays. The re-launch of The Fox has been hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, becoming once again the vibrant centre of the village and making a positive impact on the local economy through increased employment opportunities.

 

Material Used:

1. Glazing by Wykeham Joinery

2. Sanitaryware - Burlington by The Sanitaryware Company

3. Insulation by Ecotherm

4. Bespoke Joinery by Steven Baker Furniture, Winchester

5. Commercial Kitchen by HCE Food Service Equipment

Product Specifications
BrandCategoryProducts
Burlington StoneBurlington StoneSanitaryware
EcothermInsulation
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