Construction is progressing at Tillingham Winery. All demolition is complete leaving the existing buildings stripped back to the basic steel and concrete structures and brickwork walls.
The existing concrete slabs have been removed in order to install insulation and a new polished concrete slab. The timber frame for the accommodation building has been factory fabricated offsite and will be installed in 2 weeks time. Once the timber frame is in position the corrugated cement fibre panels will be fitted to both roof and walls. Once complete, the building will provide 12 bedrooms and a teaching space overlooking the Oast building.
The extensive concrete hard standing around the farmyard is being lifted and crushed to be recycled on site for ground works. In place of the concrete, native planting will instead wrap around the buildings and into the central courtyard space.
The raw brickwork of the restaurant building will be retained internally with rough sawn cladding and large triple glazed openings added externally. The existing large galvanised sliding doors will be reused to retain the original agricultural character of the buildings.
Progress has also been made within the wine production and storage facilities too.
We look forward to watching the winery progress further on site with completion due for June 2018.