12 August 2018
Plans revealed for historic Berkshire country estate development
Mike Cox, Childs+Sulzmann Architects
Wasing Estate - The Great Barn entrance

A planning application has been submitted for a development that will contribute to the sustainable future of an historic estate on the Berkshire and Hampshire border.

Following a yearlong feasibility study, Childs+Sulzmann Architects have submitted the first application for a development of redundant properties on the historic Wasing Estate in Berkshire.

Wasing has been in the same family since 1759 and remains a thriving entity today. The new plans will use derelict farm buildings, including an 18th century barn, pig sties and stables, to add further hospitality facilities to the estate. These will include a restaurant, 14 guest suites, an estate farm shop, yoga studio and bakery.

Set in picturesque countryside between the Berkshire villages of Aldermaston, Brimpton and Woolhampton, the Wasing Estate covers several thousand acres of farmland, woodland and lakes.

“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to contribute our experience of developing hospitality schemes within heritage buildings,” comments Childs+Sulzmann project director, Mike Cox.¬†“It is a constant challenge to find a sustainable business model for a country estate that also delivers for the local community and the environment.”

Childs+Sulzmann won the commission through a competitive tendering process and has worked with hotel and hospitality consultancy, Mark Fagan, to develop the scheme.

Mike Cox, Director at Childs+Sulzmann

Mike Cox, Childs+Sulzmann Architects

Main courtyard landscaped