Bury Farm, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex.
Bury Farm was an architecturally unique grain store within the curtilage of a Grade II listed building. The grain store has an insitu concrete structure, virtually unique! Our brief was to showcase this structure to its maximum potential and to provide open plan living accommodation. The concrete structure was refurbished and redecorated and forms an integral part of the overall design. The exterior was refurbished and retains its original appearance. The end result is a marriage of a traditional exterior and a contemporary interior. Rainwater harvesting captures water from the huge roof of the barn and stores it underground in tanks for irrigating the garden and serving the WC. A ventilation and heat recovery system has also been employed.