Our on-going work for the Benacre Estate has to date included some interesting projects and we are pleased to have been engaged, along with Savills as planning agents, to produce a feasibility scheme for the repair and reuse of the now redundant farm complex.
The extensive and varied collection of listed structures on the site vary from a vast seventeenth century barn, to eighteenth century thatched cattle sheds with beautifully preserved timber work, to mid nineteenth century red brick farm ranges.
The site and structures are extremely challenging, and we are currently producing a scheme that will respect the existing layout of the site, preserve the best of what exists, and provide a long term viable solution for the farm complex.
To make the complex viable we are proposing three new modern residential units to the rear of the site, replacing the steel and concrete structures. These will be clad in charred larch timber, and will have unparalleled views of the surrounding countryside.