The development of Soho Farmhouse, a luxury private members’ club in rural Oxfordshire, offering members a 100-acre holiday village to enjoy as a leisure destination.
Ridge provided cost management and Employer’s Agent services for the duration of the works including chairing monthly progress meetings and issuing contract instructions and certificates as required. Ridge worked to the high specification requirements that Soho House uses in their club locations worldwide.
The first phase of the development included the construction of 40 cabins, a 7-bedroom farmhouse, a 4-bedroom cottage, four purpose-built barns providing restaurant/ bar areas, a Japanese grill, a heated indoor/ outdoor swimming pool (constructed within a lake), a spa, a gym/ studio, a cinema, tennis courts, a five-a-side football pitch, horse stables, farm shop and a play barn for children. This phase completed successfully within an 18-month programme.
Ridge was reappointed for the second phase of works including the construction of 50 rooms, a glasshouse, refurbishment to the spa, extension to the gatehouse, upgrades to the access road and sewage treatment works.