UX were appointed by the clients to redevelop the existing agricultural Hay / Grain Stores and Dutch Barns into an exclusive residential development, whilst retaining the character charm of the existing buildings. The redevelopment of the site transformed five underutilised barn structures into nine residential dwellings. The strategy for the site included a combination of obtaining a Certificate of Lawfulness under the Class Q permitted development rights and applying for full planning permission.
When converting the existing barns, we ensured that some of the key architectural features were preserved and enhanced, such as the exposed steel columns, metal roofing, large agricultural openings and double height spaces. We introduced new materials to the building such as light-coloured timber cladding and facing blockwork that compliments the existing steelwork and generous glazed apertures.