Beech Architects are currently developing proposals for this barn conversion project in Palgrave, Suffolk. The structure is Grade II Listed having curtilage listing protection due to its integral setting with the listed farmhouse and granary structures adjacent.

The proposals include insertion of first floor pod structures to form an independent element and remove the need to place any additional load onto the existing barn walls.  The first floor elements therefore ‘float’ over the main space and allow the original structure and form of the barn to be maintained and celebrated within the final design. 

The scheme also responds to the challenge of separation residential curtilage from the main farmhouse and adjacent dwellings by using landscape elements by enhancing and enforcing boundaries within the site using existing traditional garden wall features and landscaping.    

The proposed scheme is intended to create a contemporary home whilst employing a sensitive approach to its heritage setting.