The Quiet Office

The Quiet Office

Jonjo O’Neill’s perfect place

When one of the world’s foremost racehorse trainers needed a quiet space, Riverside Shepherd Huts were chomping at the bit…

"Jonjo and Jackie O’Neill’s  son rang us on the Monday after the CLA Game Fair,” said Jeannie. "He told us he had been in the huts with his dad and wanted his mum to see them, so within the hour they had popped over to see us and discuss a hut option.

"Jonjo has a very busy office at the stables in Cheltenham and needed somewhere still close to work but also home, just for a place to be a bit quieter. The hut needed to be multi-funtional  too, as the two boys would be using it. After lots of discussions – and even a meeting at the races! – we came up with a solution to match what they needed.

"We built an oak desktop and curved the edge so there was enough room for Jonjo and someone else to work together at the desk.

"They needed to make hot drinks and light refreshments, so we built a full size fridge, sink and microwave in a small kitchen area. At the other end, we built a table that can be lowered to make into a bed, so the boys could always use it at the weekend for a sleep-over.

"We put all the cables in so Jonjo could feed the internet and satellite to the hut. We put in a wall heater and even a flat screen TV that rotates, so they could watch the racing either from the comfort of the benches or at the desk. It was arranged for a local upholstery company to visit Jackie to discuss the colours for the blinds and bench covers.

"After visiting the site, we knew where the best place was to put the windows to maximise the views up the gallops. The hut was delivered and moved into place for Jonjo to start work.”

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