These two traditional early C18th Listed buildings were in disrepair and at risk of loss when WWADP was appointed to devise a scheme of enabling development to help fund their restoration.
The project included the relocation of a working livestock farm, the conversion of a C16th Grade II* Listed cruck barn and residential planning consent for a new dwelling within the former farmyard.
Receipts generated from the development consent obtained by the practice funded a comprehensive scheme of sensitive repairs for the long term preservation of these two very interesting but redundant farm structures.
The timber frames were restored using specialist conservation techniques under the direction of accredited conservation architect Philip Waddy. A condition of the enabling development consent requires the two buildings to be re-inspected every five years and routine maintenance undertaken as and when necessary.
The project showcases the practice’s expertise in specialist conservation techniques as well as the ability to obtain consent for enabling development specifically to fund the repair of Listed structures otherwise at threat of decay.
The completed project has been featured on TV and was shortlisted for an RIBA Conservation award.