• Cranstons Foodhall Exterior Detail
  • Cranstons Foodhall Interior Detail
  • Cranstons Foodhall Interior Detail
  • Cranstons Foodhall Interior Detail
  • Cranstons Foodhall Interior Detail
  • Cranstons Foodhall Interior Detail
Client Name:
Cranstons
Penrith, Cumbria

Architects Plus relationship with Cranstons first began in 2001 when they were commissioned to design a new foodhall adjacent to their existing factory on Ullswater Road, Penrith. This was a new venture for the award winning, high quality butchers, moving away from the small town centre shop to a larger scale food outlet / emporium format. The building was designed to reflect the established traditional, family image of Cranstons and also to move forward with a more contemporary, clean aesthetic.

The striking roof geometry has soon become a significant and recognisable feature for everyone travelling past the building on their way into Penrith town centre.

In 2007, following the success of the new foodhall the practice was asked to design an extension to the retail area and include a new café that would celebrate local produce. Café Oswald seamlessly picks up on the contemporary feel established by the original building.

Architects Plus continue to enjoy and ongoing relationship with Cranstons and have also recently completed new Orton Grange Foodhall, Carlisle, and Brampton Village Stores.