The site includes an existing listed building, and the masterplan is to develop a new museum and archive facility for an extensive private shoe collection. The first phase involved the refurbishment of the Grange and construction of a new archive building. The archive which makes use of passive environmental control techniques and thereby minimise energy use. The wall constructions include in excess of 300mm of dense blockwork to provide thermal mass and are finished internally using hygroscopic plaster to moderate humidity levels. Phase 1 was completed in July 2012.

Client: Alfred Gillet Trust

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios




Hill Farm Dairy, Somerset

Shoe Archive, Street



Dogs Trust, Basildon

Dogs Trust, Ilfracombe

Dogs Trust, Loughborough

Feildbarn, Yorkshire