the chiverton tap

Change of use from a former shop (A1) to a micropub (A4).

cheadle hulme, manchester

completed: winter 2016

According to the Official Micropub Association, "A mircopub is a small fee house which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks."

With the aim of creating a community-focused micropub, the proposals create a small public seating space and bar, with seating clustered around tables for 3-4 people. Structural columns within this space were incorporated to form part of the bobbin tables in front of the bar. 

The name and signage of the micropub draws on the building's original use by milliner and draper, Arthur Chiverton. The signage is traditional in appearance which visually relates to the local bakery signage and helps to reinforce the historical identity of the site. 

Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire (01433) 695560
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester (0161) 8813031