This is a project to restore and repair a collection of outbuildings in Roston, Derbyshire.
An interesting house, derelict for around 25 years and a pig sty are to be carefully re-built, while a less attractive linking agricultural shed is to be replaced with a contemporary alternative.
The conversion will create a sustainable family home using a Ground Source Heat Pump and a reed bed drainage system.
Our clients purchased a quarter of a former prison building and the attached Malt house, which they intended to turn into a family home. Both buildings were grade II listed and were in very poor condition, so the project was a challenge, but also an opportunity to design something great.
We liked our client’s idea to keep the whole layout as open as possible, and use as much of the original building fabric as possible. Interventions to make the building work as a home were light in touch allowing the character, strength and eccentricity of the original building to shine through.