Bank Farm Winery
GA did the original first phase work on this award winning new winery project and so were pleased when we were nominated to do the second phase by the client. We were contracted by Kingerlee and Pope Consulting undertook the pre design. The architects were Nichols Brown Webber. This new winery building is located in the picturesque Stonor Valley in South Oxfordshire on land that has been highly acclaimed for its fertility and suitability for the growing of grapes and production of high end wines. Apparently, the winery was established in this precise location as it exhibits the same chalkline profile as many French vineyards.
The building comprises a basement and two further floors, providing wine production, storage, marketing facilities and equipment storage. The outer envelope has been designed to be sympathetic to the style of the local area including brickwork with flint panels, Siberian larch boarding/cladding and featuring oak framed colonnades and entrance area. The internal finishes haven’t been spared any attention to detail either, with an oak framed tasting room to the first floor and high end porcelain tiles to the wine production and storage areas.
Externally the site is sympathetically landscaped to accord with the local environment and ultimately a further phase of work will add further marketing buildings, a new farmhouse and lettable accommodation.
GA installed the following:
- Hot and cold water services
- Barrel room cooling system to guarantee
- a constant temperature of 14oC 24/7
- Above ground drainage
- BMS energy monitoring system
- Irrigation watering points
- Mains distribution
- Internal and external lighting
- Emergency lighting
- Small power
- Fire alarm
We also worked with 3 incumbent suppliers on:
- Access controls
- Surge suppression system
- Earthing and bonding
- Extensive AV package