Listed Building Conversion and Restoration for Jamie’s Farm Trust in Wiltshire

Jamie’s Farm helps disadvantaged young people to re-engage with society and their own futures through week-long farm stays of intensive ‘agricultural therapy’. The Trust appointed HRA to obtain fast track consents for the conversion and restoration of a Grade 2* 17th Century farmstead in Wiltshire so as to meet their purchase deadline.

Listed Building Conversion and Restoration for Jamie’s Farm Trust in Wiltshire

Jamie’s Farm helps disadvantaged young people to re-engage with society and their own futures through week-long farm stays of intensive ‘agricultural therapy’. The Trust appointed HRA to obtain fast track consents for the conversion and restoration of a Grade 2* 17th Century farmstead in Wiltshire so as to meet their purchase deadline.

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Through a positive process of negotiation with local Listed Building, Building Control and Environmental Health officers, both the overall proposals for the site and the detailed scheme for the farmhouse minimising alterations to the historic fabric within essential health and safety constraints, were agreed and the applications made within 3 months, with all consents achieved within the 2 month period.

Work on site had already begun and HRA had been engaged on a design and build basis by Wraxall Builders. In parallel, detailed applications – including for mitigation works to achieve an EPS Licence for resident bats – were prepared for the conversion and restoration of the historic farm buildings for staff accommodation, training spaces and a Trust office; as the consents and details were successfully negotiated, the work proceeded on site in phases towards completion in 2011.

Jamie’s Farm featured in AJ specification magazine

Jamie’s Farm featured in Homify magazine

Contractor: Wraxall Builders Ltd

The project achieved Highly Commended for the 2013 West of England LABC Building Excellence Best Conversion Award as well as being short listed for the Best Community Building and Best Education Building.

Listed Building Conversion and Restoration for Jamie’s Farm Trust in Wiltshire

Through a positive process of negotiation with local Listed Building, Building Control and Environmental Health officers, both the overall proposals for the site and the detailed scheme for the farmhouse minimising alterations to the historic fabric within essential health and safety constraints, were agreed and the applications made within 3 months, with all consents achieved within the 2 month period.

Work on site had already begun and HRA had been engaged on a design and build basis by Wraxall Builders. In parallel, detailed applications – including for mitigation works to achieve an EPS Licence for resident bats – were prepared for the conversion and restoration of the historic farm buildings for staff accommodation, training spaces and a Trust office; as the consents and details were successfully negotiated, the work proceeded on site in phases towards completion in 2011.

Jamie’s Farm featured in AJ specification magazine

Jamie’s Farm featured in Homify magazine

Contractor: Wraxall Builders Ltd

RIBA Chartered Architects and Environmental Designers, for Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Dorset and the South West. AECB, EASA and Green Register members.

© Hetreed Ross Architects 2017

 

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