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agricultural barn conversion

cotswold hills

A high quality, low energy and carefully crafted architecture underpinned by sustainable design principles.

Approached by a group of local farmers looking to refurbish and maintain an old coach house deep in the cotswolds, we investigated various funding threads and outcomes to support the project through construction and in the future.

Working to protect the local agricultural skills, crafts and wildlife the project would accommodate all year round outdoor and agricultural crafts. Expanding into the bluebell covered woodland, and nearby wildflower meadows. The team would run educational and community programmes and work with landowners in the wider countryside, to reduce the decline in wildlife.

A contemporary approach to match the local vernacular. The client required a bespoke but subtle well workplace to fit the purpose of an ‘agricultural campus’ that was both beautiful and functional. The key driver was sustainability and self-build whilst utilising and expanding on traditional craft and build techniques. Including sheep’s wool insulation, solar heating systems, wind turbine, grey water recycling and low energy systems.