Flourish Farm Barn | Derbyshire

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The Site

The barn is part of a wider group of farm buildings. It is the last building of the group, looking out over the fields which also allows it to be developed and sold as a separate entity to the farm. The existing building is enclosed on three sides with concrete blockwork walls to a height of approximately 1.5m. Above the blockwork the walls of the barn are finished in vertical timber cladding on two sides (north and west elevations), the east elevation is clad in profiled steel cladding, above this the roof is corrugated metal sheet roof.

Modern Class Q Barn concept
Exisitng Barn
Barn to be converted

The Barn

This is was in low level agricultural use before we were approached by the owner to prepare and submit an application. It was used for a mixture of agricultural uses, but primarily machine store and hay store.

It is steel framed with a small blockwork wall and timber cladding above.. The barn entrance was into the courtyard but the best views are on the other side of the building out into the landscape.

Structurally it the frame had clearly been exposed to the elements for many years but was structurally sound. The land slopes away down to the field behind the barn.

The Brief

We were appointed by the owner to help with re-purposing the building for sale. In this instance, it was considered that this building would be best used as a 3 new homes.

Here we have used a mixture of the existing blockwork and timber cladding and inserted contemporary, glazed openings that accentuate the form of the original building.

This is a building which like so many, had it not been allowed to change the use to a dwelling would have sat in the landscape largely redundant except for some very light agricultural storage use. The application has been approved but has not started on site yet.

Timber Cladding Square
Simple Barn Interior Corner Window Landscape
Concrete interior
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