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Case Study

Works: Design, Planning, Technical

Farm Redevelopment

Teversal, Nottinghamshire

  • Redevelopment of Derelict Farmstead
  • Conservation Area
  • Conversion & New Build Properties

The site is formed from a derelict portion of a farmstead which included a variety of agricultural buildings and barns.

Sited within the Teversal Village Conservation Area, conservation concerns including the vanishing signs of the agricultural heritage of the village. Our design approach which met agreement with the planning authority was to redevelop the site in a sympathetic manner which gave visual cues of the heritage.

A mix of 2-5 bedroom properties completes the 5 unit redevelopment, of which two are formed through converting the retained barn. The conversions are designed to make best use of the building features including a first floor living space below the king post truss roof structure.

A gated courtyard is created, bounded by the converted barn and three new adjacent plots. A single storey car-barn intersects the roofline, completing the enclosure to three sides.

The new plots retain the building line of demolished late 19th and early 20th century agricultural outbuildings and take an approach in scales to avoid overbearing the retained century stone barn. New plots are in a stepped down scale of 2 storeys (with reduced eaves height) to single storey utilising roof space for accommodation. In addition to the change in height a transition to brick facings is made from the southern to northern sides of the site, reflecting the facing material use formerly on the site. Whilst the new properties are designed to be visually grouped as part of the courtyard, all are detached.

During the pre planning design process it was discovered that the stone barn included protected species (bats). Through collaboration with specialist ecologists a mitigation solution was developed to include relocation to another adapted outbuilding retained on the site.

Following the grant of planning approvals the scheme is progressing towards a site start within 2014.

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