Michelin starred chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin have gone back to their hometown of Chelmsford to transform the 700-year-old Greenman public house in Howe Street into a new ‘Great British Pub’ for the 21st century and beyond.
Set in 1.5 acres of beautiful countryside with the river Chelmer flowing along its boundary, The Greenman is one of Essex’s oldest pubs centered at the heart of the local community.
Our brief for the project was to produce a full architectural design renovation, restoring the listed building to its former splendor with the addition of a stunning new main dining room with glass vaulted entrance links and a completely new kitchen.
We undertook the sensitive restoration with the full support of Chelmsford City Council’s planning and conservation team and designed a vast new extension wing totaling 300m2.
Our architectural team created a sophisticated dining room that envelopes the entire rear of the pub, alongside housing a modern kitchen and back of house facilities in the central hub, perfectly positioned to service both the bar and dining rooms situated on opposite sides of the building.
The 90-cover dining room wing incorporates two new core buildings, which are connected together via modern glass links. These consist of full floor to ceiling windows and an uninterrupted vaulted glass ceiling maximising the natural daylight that penetrates into the corner structures.