EDUCATION / STUDENT LIVING
School of Artisan Food, Welbeck Estate, Worksop
Lower Motor Yard is located within the 'Welbeck Village' on the Welbeck Estate. This area, developed in the mid-nineteenth century, lies within the Grade II registered historic park and garden, near Worksop.
Lower Motor Yard was designed as a Fire Engine House and Stables and is listed Grade II. Woodhall was commissioned as architect and lead consultant for the conversion of the building to accommodate an artisan bakery, The Welbeck Bakehouse - and The School of Artisan Food.
The fundamental concept of the school was to create a centre for excellence in artisan food production. A key requirement was to have two wood-fired ovens forming the heart of the bakery. The conversion was carefully designed to retain the legibility of the original buildings with new insertions in a contemporary manner. The alterations to the exterior were kept to a minimum.