The Mess Building at Westonbirt is currently being prepared for tender, and is likely to be live on the Forestry Commission Website at the end of March. It is a new, purpose built mess facility for the tree team, built using Westonbirt’s own timber.
We’ve been a little tardy recently – but now full steam ahead on the studio again with the weather. The building is 2 story, but only ‘occupied’ at first floor – accessed via a bridge from the hillside. The secondary structure fits ‘around’ the primary frame, meaning that the main posts rise through the floor,a nd have clear space around them. The idea that the building hovers in the woodland, in the trees, and the columns are effectively trees straight from the forest. Aiming to have the roof on in a week or so.