Every now again a truly beautiful project comes along and this was certainly the case when we were approached to design, and build, the stunning facilities for this luxury dressage yard.
The challenge was to take the existing agricultural building and transform it into a stunning and unique stable yard, boasting beautiful features of archways, brick detailing and beautiful powder coated Victorian style stables.
The building had the steel uprights every 6m so it was always going to be a challenge finding a layout which worked and gave us centrally located windows within each stable. We overcame this by using a clever design of placing ancillary rooms and wash bays in such a way as to accommodate the central windows.
The next challenge was to design the layout in such a way so as to reduce the agricultural feel and change it into a luxurious equestrian use. We achieved this by diving the internal space into 3 separate areas, and used stunning archways with bespoke brick detailing. Each yard would then contain 8-9 stables and associated tack and feed rooms, along with wash bays and solaria.
Our finishing touches on the design included internal Crittal arched doors leading into the riders lounge, tack rooms and a bespoke mahogany locker room on one side and client and staff facilities on the other.
The 3 separate wash bay areas were designed and built in rendered blockwork with blue Staffordshire bull nose bricks to portray the natural lines of the horse and to match in with the general internal feel of the building
The riders lounge, tack room and accompanying rest rooms were designed and fitted out by the client to reflect her design and taste. A five star hotel for horses as 1 National Newspaper referred to it!