Wildernesse Restaurant is a timber-vaulted, metal-skinned shared dining space for a new retirement community.
The site is within the Wildernesse Conservation Area and adjacent to a grade II listed building. During the 19th century a conservatory sat to the north-east corner of the grade II listed mansion. The new restaurant aims to reinstate this pavilion typology, creating an exquisite dining space with the transparency of a traditional glasshouse. Internally, CLT arches sit atop a grid of glulam columns. The arches define large glazed openings and a central elevated lantern houses the open kitchen – creating a space filled with light and expansive views across the estate. The use of minimal repeated elements is a key concept for the construction of the restaurant. Internally, all the timber structure is left exposed.
Structural EngineerPeter Brett Associates
Wood SupplierSkonto CTS and Pabst
Speciesspruce, fir and pine
JoineryCarr Grange Joinery, CED
Timber EngineerEurban Ltd