RIBA Chartered Practice

Shepherd’s Barn

This site is part of the Quadrangle Trust, a partially converted Victorian model farm located in anĀ  Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the outskirts of Shoreham in Kent.

Our brief was to create a living space that could be used as a semi independent flat, with a large kitchen and a shower room that could serve the existing dormitory above and the adjacent and main barn (a multifunction community space).

It was important to maintain views of the garden through the main barn, and to provide a space that could be very cheaply heated. The brief also included a requirement to conserve and maintain the external appearance of the farm buildings. The design of the windows and doors was carefully considered in order to sit comfortably with the rest of the site.