Eldwin were originally tasked with designing a manufacturing facility for a food start-up, however, with business growth much stronger than expected, the client outgrew the site during design. Eldwin created an alternative concept for the site, still focused on celebrating outstanding food, but comprising a tasting room, facilities for artisan producer workshops and event space.

Our contemporary design repurposes a traditional stable courtyard while retaining its agricultural atmosphere and taking inspiration from local typologies. The heart of the site is a new stand-out tasting room to showcase the start-up’s outstanding produce. A new events building will complete the courtyard, paying reference to Devon’s historical vernacular through use of materials, form, and construction methods.

Following this initial concept, Eldwin delivered more detailed technical design and is currently supporting the tender process ahead of implementation.