Peak Architects were appointed to look at the conversion of this 1930s concrete framed cattleshed into an 11 ensuite bedroomed holiday accommodation, with ground floor communal living space, cinema/games room and DDA rooms.
Working within the constraints of the existing structural frame and storey heights, Peak Architects' approach was to reinforce the ‘agricultural’ heritage of the building by utilising traditional vernacular materials whilst looking at a contemporary approach to window fenestration.
The design splits the building vertically, so that at ground floor there are a series of stone walls with lightweight glazed infil panels. At first floor, a black vertical staggered board cladding is incorporated with a series of slot windows to the rooms over. The building has a slate roof with concealed gutters and a ridge lantern light over the central stairwell.