The Greenhouse Norfolk, Downham Market

Scope of Works: Turnkey Restaurant Construction
Design Team: Ian Trundley, Tom Nellist & Jack Trundley
Project Management Team: Ben Trundley, Wayne Dewing, Chris Burgess & Dave Evans
Completion Date: February 2023


For this project, our client came to us with plans for an addition to their current location at the Downham Home and Garden Centre, a new restaurant.


Along with the client, our design team crafted a mood board inspired by natural elements using earthly and wood tones. This was then followed by the production of drawings that encompassed floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, as well as an outside area finished in resin, in response to the client’s wish for an open space coveted in natural light.

After receiving permission, our project management and construction team was ready to take over and start the build. Site preparation and foundational groundworks, together with an interior strip out of the old kitchen and café, marked the start of the construction. Exterior groundworks, installation of the skylights, and the interior first fixes were completed over the busy Christmas period. With the installation of the bar and booths, attention shifted to interior progress at the turn of 2023, which also saw decorating works and other second fix carpentry works ramp up. Before its handover in time for Valentines Day, furnishing – the project’s final component – was completed, with chairs, tables and sofas being set out by our furnishing team.

Greenhouse Roof Replacement

Alongside the restaurant build, we were commissioned by the client to undertake a sectional greenhouse roof replacement to their shop floor area. This involved replacing the old glasshouse roof with composite insulated panels, improving energy efficiency and preventing leaks.


All parties involved in this project, both in-house and our dependable subcontractors, approached it with great passion and dedication. Our project management and construction team were under pressure due to the short deadline, but we are pleased with how this pressure was managed to generate the end product. Our client is now the proud owner of an energetic modern restaurant appropraite for any occasion.