Spring Water Barn, Kent

Spring Water barn in Kent is a contemporary conversion of a concrete framed barn within the Kent High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The area boasts rolling meadows, woodlands and sheer escarpments.

As barn conversion architect, David proposed that the existing precast concrete frame be left exposed internally within the building and a new insulated external envelope installed. The building has been carefully integrated into an overall landscape strategy.

Window openings to the landscape facing elevations are to be obscured with a perforated mesh over cladding. This will allow light to enter to building and views out, but will maintain the appearance of a solid agricultural building in the landscape.

The contemporary barn conversion will boast an open plan arrangement organised around a core of cellular spaces maintains the scale of an agricultural building and allows for lofty spaces and long views.

A contractor has been appointed and the project is being constructed.

"Working on agricultural buildings requires professionals who understand historical construction methods, have a record of successful project delivery and experience of dealing with design, build and planning challenges."