Worstead Park | Restoration of a Grade II listed stable block

We’re proud to be working with Worstead Estate on design proposals for the conversion and extension of a Grade II listed stable block which aims to optimise embodied carbon, reduce operational energy, and integrate Circular Economy principles.

Worstead Estate seeks diversification of an existing agricultural business into a sustainable tourism and leisure development and aspires to make the estate carbon positive by 2030. Our design proposals, submitted for planning determination by North Norfolk District Council, include the re-use of brick panels and the steel frame from an existing agricultural building on site and adopt Shou Sugi Ban, the Japanese process of charred (carbonated) timber, as the predominant cladding element for the extension. This will provide a durable and long-lasting, low-maintenance envelope that can be recycled or disposed of with minimal environmental impact.

CZWG is a signatory to 'Architects Declare' and is committed to strengthening our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.