Gilbertine Café, Poulton Priory

Modern Steel frame clad cafe

The brief here was to design a self contained steel frame building that would be modern and fresh yet in keeping with the Cotswold surroundings. By use of cladding in oak we gave the building a clean Scandinavian feeling with beautiful bifold glass doors to add to the perception of space and make the most of the views. We also needed to work with a relatively compact space so it was important to plan wisely with the kitchen layout. The overall look is laid-back, clean and welcoming, incorporating extra wide oak flooring, oak worktop and a calm colour palette.