Commissioned in 1827 by Josiah Wedgwood’s daughter, Camp Hill is a large country house nestled in the North Staffordshire countryside. The site affords grand views of the well established grounds, which were frequented by non other than Charles Darwin.
The house included an unusually large proportion of servants quarters and ancillary rooms due to Sarah Wedgewood employing over 25 servants. With the quarters only being used for ad-hoc storage, our client wished to make better use of the space that those rooms occupied. As a result, several schemes were developed all focused around utilising the space as a kitchen, dining and lounge area. The proposal was a single storey space linked with the existing building in a sympathetic manner, utilising reclaimed brickwork and matching render. Large bi-folding doors of 2.8 metres in height were incorporated to take full advantage of the beautiful setting along with roof lanterns to give an airy and open feel to the kitchen dining space. Modern building practices including polished concrete flooring, sedum blanket green roofing, and aluminium fascias and guttering were included to juxtapose the original character of the country house.