Mansell Park | Derbyshire

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The Site

The is located in the countryside and forms part of a small cluster of buildings. It is bounded by open agricultural land to the south and a dwelling to the west. Access is via a single lane access track to the north. To this east is another house.

The privacy of the new house as well as those of the people who already live on or near the site was an important element of the design. The orientation of the site also means there will be plenty of natural sunlight pouring in, whilst ensuring that it will not overheat.

Metal Clad Modern Barn Conversion
Existing barn for conversion
Side view existing barn for conversion

The Barn

The steel portal framed building is a traditional Dutch barn with two lean-to projections either side of the main building. The building has been used to house livestock and for the storage of hay and agricultural implements.
The building is entirely enclosed on all four sides with concrete blockwork walls with a mix of fibre cement sheeting, timber boarding and corrugated metal sheeting thereafter. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheeting.

The building already has a number of openings including which we sought to make use of within the overall design.

The Brief

The brief for this project was to create a 5 bed, luxury home. Featuring a games room/ cinema room, sun lounge as well as a large open plan kitchen dining living space that made the most of the views from the site.
The design retains all existing external cladding as part of the conversion (including concrete blockwork, fibre cement sheeting, timber boarding and corrugated metal sheeting).
A modest number of new openings were proposed to the north west, north east and south east elevations. The south west elevation would remain intact to preserve the building’s original character from the most visible elevation. The fenestration has been designed to have a vertical emphasis which would result in a modern quasi-agricultural conversion.

The existing steel frame would remain intact with no demolition proposed as part of the application. Some existing corrugated cladding from the rear facing lean-to projection would be stripped back but the steel frame would be retained as an open feature within the proposed garden area.

The living accommodation is arranged over 2 floors to maximise views and light in to the building.

We now have permission for this and are excited to see this project take shape on site.

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Converted Barn
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