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Early in 2012 Plankbridge were approached by the Caravan Drop in Centre, a counselling service in Piccadilly. For years the service was run from a conventional caravan, and this year UPS, the  parcel service, sponsored its removal and  replacement with a Plankbridge shepherd’s hut.

 

The design was developed with the manager of the service, and the hut benefits from electric underfloor heating, kitchen worktops and lots of storage. At the September launch we were struck by the importance of the service and what it means to the counsellors who man the hut day to day. The interior of the hut is painted in muted Farrow & Ball colours and has curtains and soft furnishings, creating a comfortable and non-threatening environment to users of the service.

 

A crane was used to lift the caravan out and the shepherds hut in (on a Sunday morning). The crane lifted the hut from Jermyn Street up into the garden of St James Church, and a small spider crane manoeuvered the hut across the listed gardens to its prepared base. It is one of Plankbridge’s proudest moments.

St James's Church, Piccadilly

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RHS Chelsea 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

A Retreat in Rural Wales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

The Lake District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

St James's Church, Piccadilly . . . . . . . . . . .

 

A Challenging Delivery Resolved . . . . . . . .

Click below for the stories of some of our huts

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