Briddlesford Farm Hop Kiln Museum and Gallery

Lincoln Miles Architecture, Isle of Wight, 2014


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Exterior of Cube 

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  • Exterior of Cube    
  • South Facing View from Higher ground within the site     
  • Entrance cube at Night    
  • CoreTen Entrance    
  • Front Elevation    
  • Infill of existing aperture with Cast concrete frame and coreten dormer and mirror glass    
  • Corten to concrete plinth    
  • V-shape Corten Rain screen module     
  • Entrance Cube     
  • Cube Interior    
  • Gallery     
  • Museum looking back at Cube     
  • Museum internal view    
  • Door Detail     
  • Ground Floor Plan    
  • Mezzanine Plan    
  • Existing rear elevation    

Refurbishment of dilapidated early 1800s brick and cast concrete roof hop kilns incorporating a museum and gallery space

The project was to refurbish and convert two dilapidated hop kilns into a small agricultural museum and gallery space to support local artist installations.

The design solution was to take the existing two identical vertical volumes which are narrow, long and tall spaces and create a unified museum and gallery space. The museum space has the intervention of a steel and oak mezzanine level which creates an intimate space on the ground with a view over into the gallery space.

A new entrance and circulation cube was added to the rear of the gable elevations formed in cor-ten angle iron hung off a steel frame.

The materials, including cor-ten, rough-cast concrete, oak sleepers and two way mirrors are used to enforce the agricultural heritage.


  • Begun: Apr 2014
  • Completed: Nov 2014
  • Floor area: 46m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £123,000
  • Funding: Heritage Lottery Fund and Client Funding
  • Tender date: Mar 2014
  • Procurement: JCT minor works
  • Address: Briddlesford Lodge farm, Briddlesford road, Wootton, Isle of Wight, PO33 4YR, United Kingdom

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