Blake Architects were approached to help rescue a barn conversion that had gone wrong in the Cheltenham Green Belt. A stable building had gained planning permission with a different professional team, then contractors in turn demolished too much of the building resulting in the council taking enforcement action and revoking their approval. The client was left with nothing but a muddy field.
We worked with Davies Landscape Architects and Hunter Page Planning to create a proposal that was an enhancement to the Green Belt and won the support of Cheltenham Council for our approach.
The proposal was designed to appear as a modern barn conversion, with a simple material pallet of timber and metal roofing. It has large and light open planning living areas and generous bedrooms that was designed to appeal to the developer’s key market.