Waddesdon Manor

The Stables

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UK

The eminent historic buildings architect , Peter Inskip, was asked to modernise The Stables. We were invited to do the same with the landscape to create a more commanding and comfortable experience for this very well used part of the estate. We designed a steeply staggered ‘hillside’ of large in situ planters, with more than a whiff of brutalist sentiment, to support a large new exterior café. The central courtyard was reworked with a subtle decorative paving to enlarge and enhance to useable space. We also re-sited the important equine sculpture to create a sense of welcome.

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