The brief for ‘The Mason’s Yard’ project was to design the new headquarters and creative hub for the 4th generation family-owned stonemasonry brand J Rotherham, and it’s two two sister companies, Gemini Worktops and Mindful Memorials.
Our client’s aim was to not only create a space for their employees but to provide an inspirational & collaborative destination venue for their customers, the artisans they work hand-in-hand with, and the community, with a focus on encouraging craftsmanship & creativity.
The first stage of the project involves the conversion of existing barn buildings on their family farm into their main offices, retail showrooms and fully functioning factory.
Further plans aim to incorporate a number of community-focused spaces including collaborative artisan workshop areas, makers markets, a cafe & other leisure activities.
At present, the project is in the construction phase, with a targeted pre-Christmas opening date for their offices and an early new year opening for the Gemini Worktops showroom.
There are plans for further expansion once the first Mason’s Yard site in Yorkshire is complete, with potential rollout opportunities across the UK.