0221 Sir James Black Building Gastropub, Rooms and Farm Shop

New boutique leisure and retail development at the heart of the historic courtyards Alderley Park, Cheshire.

The proposal includes the construction of a new building, as well as the refurbishment, localised demolition, alteration and extension of the existing grade II Listed Sir James Black Building and former Stanley Arms pub, to create a new gastropub with associated guest rooms, private dining room and farm shop.

The site layout seeks to reinstate the sense of enclosure to the historic courtyards. The proposed designs provide a series of contemporary, complementary buildings and extensions to the listed buildings that facilitate their change of use within an enhanced landscape setting.

The use of traditional materials is intended to contribute to the grain of the historic setting. The proposed materials palette has been selected to complement the existing and proposed new buildings on adjacent sites. The proposed materials are red multi brick with a handmade style textured finish, and dark/weathered bronze colour cladding panels. The new roof areas are to be clad in standing seam zinc. Whilst the proposed materials do not match those already on site, the proposed colour palette is the same. This is to ensure that the new build elements are
complementary but distinct. And to provide a clear hierarchy of old and new, whereby the new build elements are clearly of their time and distinct from the heritage assets.

Works to create the new Gastropub (Phase 1) are currently on site and due to complete summer 2020.


Alderley Park Limited



Structural engineer:

Booth King

Quantity Surveyor:



RN Wooler