Park Farm is a collection of Grade II Listed Victorian agricultural buildings arranged as a model farm. The existing buildings included a cider bar, dairy, granary and a turkey shed.
Our client had bought the complex with a view to residential conversion and appointed us following a negative response from the local planning and conservation officers to his original proposals.
Working closely with the client's planning consultant and the local conservation officer we developed a fresh scheme for the conversion of the buildings into eight residential units. Our proposals were granted planning and listed building consent at first submission.
This was a challenging project; all conversion works had to be undertaken without the creation of additional openings in primary elevations and sensitive conservation repairs and reinstatement works were required, both in order to protect and preserve the buildings and to obtain the necessary consents. These requirements had to be balanced with the client's requirement to maximise the development potential for the site.