From dereliction to one of the finest wedding venues in the country
Yorkshire RIBA Regional Award 2019
Pearce Bottomley Architects for Bolton Abbey Estate
Contract value: Undisclosed
The Great Barn sits above the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey in the North Yorkshire National Park. Pearce Bottomley’s sensitive refurbishment has given the 16th century grade II* listed tithe barn a new lease of life. It had been derelict: now it is one of the finest wedding venues in the country. The architect celebrates the scale and simplicity of the original building with its 12 massive oak ‘A’ frames which are fully exposed. Twentieth century additions that had cluttered the interior have been swept away and sympathetic new insertions carefully designed to minimise their impact on the space.
Regional Conservation Award