Clarks Shoe Museum, culture

The Alfred Gillett Trust are a charitable organisation whose primary aim is to safeguard and preserve the collection of historic artefacts and family archives associated with the international shoe company C&J Clark Limited.

The long term aspirations are to replace the existing Shoe Museum that is tired and dated, with a new shoe museum and archive centre located next to Clarks Village in the Somerset town of Street.

The proposed location for the museum is the Grange: an attractive Grade II listed building with large barn and outbuildings with remnant historic orchard and grounds into which is sensitively inserted the first Phase of the archive and museum complex.

Working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, B|D landscape architects developed the Landscape Masterplan and detailed landscape proposals for the first phase of the project which includes green walls and biodiverse green roof to 3 sides of the archive.

B|D looked to target BAP habitats and locally specific species to create climbing green walls and intensive roof that absorbs the archive into the historic farmstead location inspired by agricultural field patterns and bold linear swathes of planting.

Welcoming and beautiful external spaces are created around the archive for the staff and visitors with swathes of crocus planting added into the manicured listed building surroundings.

Client:
The Alfred Gillett Trust
Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Landscape Budget: Confidential
Status: Completed in 2014

Clarks Shoe Museum, culture

The Alfred Gillett Trust are a charitable organisation whose primary aim is to safeguard and preserve the collection of historic artefacts and family archives associated with the international shoe company C&J Clark Limited.

The long term aspirations are to replace the existing Shoe Museum that is tired and dated, with a new shoe museum and archive centre located next to Clarks Village in the Somerset town of Street.

The proposed location for the museum is the Grange: an attractive Grade II listed building with large barn and outbuildings with remnant historic orchard and grounds into which is sensitively inserted the first Phase of the archive and museum complex.

Working with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, B|D landscape architects developed the Landscape Masterplan and detailed landscape proposals for the first phase of the project which includes green walls and biodiverse green roof to 3 sides of the archive.

B|D looked to target BAP habitats and locally specific species to create climbing green walls and intensive roof that absorbs the archive into the historic farmstead location inspired by agricultural field patterns and bold linear swathes of planting.

Welcoming and beautiful external spaces are created around the archive for the staff and visitors with swathes of crocus planting added into the manicured listed building surroundings.

Client:
The Alfred Gillett Trust
Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Landscape Budget: Confidential
Status: Completed in 2014

Clarks Shoe Museum
Clarks Shoe Museum
Clarks Shoe Museum
Clarks Shoe Museum