Our clients came to us with a derelict agricultural barn in the curtilage of a Grade 2 listed farmhouse located in Wyboston, Bedfordshire. The barn had been out of use for some time and our brief was to convert the barn with the aim of providing the most desirable arrangement in terms of saleable dwellings. We opted to convert the barn into 3 mews style dwellings, each with separate parking and tiered gardens. To achieve the desired outcome we opted to make use of permitted development rights during the planning process and the change of use was successfully approved under a prior notification with the local authority in Bedfordshire.
The characterful barn provided a great framework in which to design well proportioned 2 bedroom dwellings each with open plan kitchen diners with exposed oak trusses. The external fabric of the building was bought back to life with a new slate roof and repointing to the stonework. The existing openings were retained with new windows and doors to ensure the character of the heritage assets remained intact
MLA was instructed to provide planning permission, building control approval, construction details, specifications and on-site liaison with contractors.
We continue to work with our clients in converting further agricultural barns into dwellings on sites in and around Bedfordshire