Farm building change of use pre-application

Working alongside local Planning Consultants, Spruce Architecture were tasked with providing visuals for this pair of proposed barn conversions. In this case the proposal was to maintain much of the existing structure.

This project involved visiting the site to understand the client brief and what they wanted to put forward to planning; this project needed to go through the Pre-Application Advice process which allows clients and consultants to get guidance from the Local Authority without the risk and potentially great cost of submitting a full planning application that may end up being denied. Onsite we took a significant number of photographs of the buildings and the surrounding area. The application site was sensitive due to the location and surrounding businesses.

Based on photographs taken onsite we produced a pleasing and cost-effective result allowing the project to be submitted for Pre-Application without carrying out costly and time consuming building surveys; this would come later if the project moved ahead.

The resulting visuals show the huge potential of carrying out barn conversions and the kind of stunning homes they can produce.