Office Trip 2016

The time had arrived for the Annual Office Trip. This year our destination was Worcester, with an initial stop off in the Forest of Dean!

After meeting in the office for breakfast treats we boarded the mini bus ready for our day away.

Our first stop was the incredible ‘Inside Outside House’, or ‘Outhouse’ as the residents now refer to it, which is located deep within the Forest of Dean. The stunning views and attention to detail within the house, left everyone feeling utterly inspired. We felt privileged to be able to explore the house, which is in the running for the Stirling Prize, with the winner to be announced next month.

We then set off for our main destination of Worcester. On arrival we took a self-guided tour through The Hive Library before taking a riverside walk in the sunshine down to Worcester Cathedral. At the Cathedral we were treated to a behind the scenes tour with the Cathedral’s archaeologist, which took us up into the roof space and bell tower through winding narrow staircases and tiny doors. This gave us an entirely different perspective of the Cathedral than you would normally get from being at ground floor level.

After making our way back down the winding staircase we then made our way next door to the Kings School.

As part of a masterplan for the school, a number of new buildings have recently been completed which we were guided around by the schools Bursar and Estates Manager. This included the Michael Baker Boathouse and Keyes Building.

By this point we were all hungry and thirsty so we were treated to a drink in the Diglis Hotel where we enjoyed the final rays of sunshine before making our way to Wildwood Kitchen Restaurant for Dinner.

The day was a great success and we are all very grateful to everyone who took time out of their days to show us around.