Family Dwelling


This large family dwelling is set on the site of an old farm, inside the frame of an abandoned agricultural building. A permission was secured under the Class Q provision (Conversion of derelict agricultural buildings to private dwellings where development would otherwise be restricted).

The goal was to strip away the existing shell, leaving only the steel angle frame and slab in place. The scheme features an open plan great room with 30ft high vault, split staircase with wrap around gallery landing, two storey library with reading area, five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

The key challenge with this project was the sequencing of construction (and thus drawing packages), given that the end desired result required additional planning approvals. Temporary structure and envelope elements would have to be in place for further expansion at a later date, whilst all building and site MEP provision would have to be allowed for at the outset.

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