New food hall & retail facilities at the Holker Estate, Cumbria

New food hall & retail facilities at the Holker Estate, Cumbria

This project forms the first phase of an estate-wide masterplan to diversify and strengthen the income streams for Holker Hall making best use of the significant number of redundant listed buildings. Parts of the listed stable block had already undergone conversion to provide restaurant and catering facilities and the new food hall has brought the redundant east wing into use, providing beneficial new retail facilities. The conversion is unobtrusive and sympathetic to the original fabric and historic character of the stables, retaining original features such as the stall screens and mounting block. The shop provides an outlet for the sale of estate produce from tenant farmers and other locally produced food, an enterprise initiated by the estate after the Foot and Mouth epidemic that decimated the local agricultural economy.

Commissioned by The Holker Estate
Designed by Hugh Petter with Kim Wilkie Associates
Completed in 2004