Project: Hartham Park

Location: Corsham, UK

Wylde IA were approached to refurbish Hartham Park’s restaurant, transforming it into a new reception area, with meeting rooms, lounges and dining area. The project which is set in 50 acres of parkland near Corsham required an approach that revitalised the Georgian building whilst being respectful of it’s history and understood it’s modern demands.

The Wiltshire manor house-turned-business centre is home to a number of companies in its serviced offices and the brief we were given needed to consider the plans to launch a membership-based service aimed at individuals and SMEs looking for flexible workspace.

Wylde developed a scheme that welcomes users into a bright and airy open-plan casual dining café space with free drinks and fresh fruit. This leads into a relaxed dining and lounging area. We revitalised the original floor-to-ceiling panelling by painting it a vibrant orange, complemented by the heritage greys and blue tones used elsewhere in the striking room.  The lounge area has a darker colour palette with wall-mounted Anglepoise lamps and a scattering of mid-century statement pieces more conducive to discussion and creative thought. The theme continues into reception and the meeting rooms which boast Eames Eiffel chairs and heavy oak desks.

“The team at Wylde IA met the brief perfectly. We’re working towards creating a community for individuals and SMEs to work, network and grow. This refurbishment is the first step towards us creating this environment – one of functionality, ease of use and simplicity. We want our users to know that we’ve thought of everything meaning they can concentrate on running their businesses. Our ambition is to create a thriving business community in the spirit of innovation and I think we’re well on our way to achieving this.”
Sam Thomas, Director at Hartham Park