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.
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