The Kirkleatham Walled Garden and Catering Academy involves multiple construction projects being undertaken on-site, alongside extensive repairs, restoration and repointing of an existing Grade II listed wall, and soft and hard landscaping. The project has been designed by local landscaping architects, with the aim of reflecting the natural beauty in the surrounding countryside.
The Catering Academy
The academy will be traditionally constructed within the walled garden area, using pre-cast block/beam flooring and traditional brickwork with trussed timber roofing and cedar shingle coverings. The Catering Academy will include a retail sales area, restaurant, catering school facilities and kitchen/cookery zone. There will also be access through the wall to the grand marquee.
The Horticultural School and Glasshouse
The school will consist of a glasshouse, classroom and WC/wet areas. The foundations and structure of the school will be consistent with the catering academy, while the glasshouse will be housed on a dwarf brick wall.
This part of the project will involve a foundation platform, underground drainage and management of the marquee installation and amenities.
The project also includes extensive repairs, restoration and repointing of the Grade II listed wall, similar to that completed in Wynyard Hall. This will be done using salvaged brickwork from the wall, ensuring full elevations can be completed without mixing any existing brickwork with newly sourced.
Garden and Landscaping
Extensive soft and hard landscaping is being developed to provide and outdoor space including water features, pond and wildlife areas, play spaces and footpaths to link the gardens to the new buildings.