Great Bossingham Farm

A careful, imaginative and sensitive redevelopment of a redundant series of agricultural buildings to comprise 5 new individual dwellings and bespoke workshop facility set within a Conservation Area and AONB.

This redevelopment of a former Chicken Farm is located at the heart of the hamlet of Bossingham, a rural village that straddles the Kent Downs AONB.

The scheme will see the demolition of an existing cluster of dilapidated agricultural buildings, replaced by a high quality and energy efficient mixed residential and commercial scheme which responds to the immediate and surrounding context.

The development is a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings, together with a separate timber framed workshop facility for a master craftsmen, which take inspiration from the local Kent village and farmstead vernaculars.

The proposal is a sensitive solution to the need for smaller homes, whilst a new workshop is instrumental in providing not only job creation, but stability to a rural village setting.

Sustainability is a key aspect of the project. Rainwater is intended to be harvested across the site, whilst ground source heating and PV’s will provide the main source of power and heating for all buildings.

The new buildings respond directly to the rich local character of this rural hamlet, with the scale and proportions of a traditional farmstead providing the basis for the design of the residential dwellings, ensuring a sensitivity and appropriateness that embeds itself within the wider historic setting.

The proposals are currently at planning, with a decision expected later this year.

Project Team: Christopher Taylor, Geoff Pomeroy

Type:Housing Client:Private Location:Bossingham Size:0.99 hectares Budget:Confidential Status:RIBA Stage 3 Planning