This architectural gem is a listed building. The architect wanted to capture the surrounding parkland and tree-scape so came up with a design that matched tree-like forms in steel. The end result is a tree form in steel pipe. This required precise drawings to be delivered to Barnshaw’s to carry out pipe-bending to exact radii. The tree forms were sectioned and jigged to ensure each would fit together onsite with ease, and that they were all alike in pattern. The frame of the building replicates a gothic and tudor arch which are the surrounding references in terms of local buildings of note – Hereford Cathedral and the medieval river wharf.
Thomas Forge created all of the steel structure and cladding systems for this wonderful building. If you would like to view the building you can do so along the south bank of the River Wye in Hereford.