Stantway, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Client: Private
The brief: To obtain planning consent for a change to the previously approved scheme which provided approval for the conversion into two dwellings, our appointment was to gain consent for a single large dwelling as part of the conversion and to obtain Building Regulations approval.
Key features:

A significant barn with fantastic views down the Severn estuary. The historic roof structure was temporarily supported on a scaffold platform whilst works were completed to the supporting walls below. A significant amount of detailed work was required to retain as much of the historical timber frame construction to retain character as part of the conversion. The barn features a large bat loft to accommodate the bats which were utilising the roof space. The design, detailing and adoption of the space were developed in harmony with the lead Ecologist as part of the mitigation measures. Once complete, the bats were happily using their new home alongside our clients with their fantastic new conversion!

Our role: Architectural design, Planning consent, Technical design service and drawing package, management of sub consultants and obtaining Building Regulations approval.
Timeline: Appointed winter 2012, Planning Consent obtained Winter 2012, Building Regulations Approval Spring 2013 Start on site: Spring 2013 Completion: Spring 2015
Eco credentials : An Air Source Heat Pump was installed as part of conversion to provide both heating and domestic hot water throughout the barn. Coupled with high levels of insulation as part of the conversion detailing works, this resulted in significantly reduced energy consumption and costs.