The Hat Shop

The Hat Shop

Out of the Hat

Copyright: Architecton

The gentle care taken and the revealing of a story and history throughout the realisation of this project make it unique. The architects have got under the skin of the building to reveal its many treasures; this historical journey has been made legible for the public and gives the building a personality of its own. It is an excellent example of good conservation; very legible, sensitive, appreciative and careful.

The modern interventions are inventive and interesting. The three dimensional grid of the front window is unashamedly modern, as are the new additions to the back provide proper disabled access offices and other ancillary accommodation. The result is a charming project of which the users and the town of Tewksbury as a whole are rightly proud.


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