We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for an award in the Building Conservation category of the 2020 East Suffolk Quality of Place Awards for our work on a Suffolk farmhouse renovation project.

The award was introduced in 2010 to recognise the quality of the built and natural environment within the region of the Suffolk Coastal District Council, while promoting an awareness of the need for high standards in planning, architecture, sustainable development and landscaping, and all other areas of design.

The Building Conservation category is reserved for projects involving building of local or historic interest, highlighting the quality of conservation. Shortlisted projects within this category are deemed to successfully preserve and enhance the character of the building and its setting.

Suffolk Farmhouse - Building Conservation Award

Our shortlisted project involved a typical Suffolk farmhouse consisting of three stories of primarily timber frame construction. The principal dwelling had been lost amongst unsympathetic and damaging extensions throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, resulting in a disjointed feel. Additionally, the property was in a poor state of repair when the project began.

Suffolk Farmhouse - Building Conservation Award

Once the work was agreed upon, the lesser quality extensions to the front, side and rear of the property were removed and replaced with a more sympathetic extension to the rear. This allowed the formation of a contemporary kitchen-dining space, complemented by large sliding doors to allow plenty of natural light into the area and create a view of the countryside. Details such as the timber frame and inglenook fireplaces were preserved, repaired and highlighted as a result, with high quality materials and techniques that were respectful of the status of the building. 

Suffolk Farmhouse - Building Conservation Award

There are far more details about this renovation project available on its dedicated portfolio page here: https://www.wcp-architects.com/portfolio/farmhouse-renovation/ 

If you have a similar project in mind, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of architects and surveyors by calling 01284 760421.

All operations are continuing in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, this includes accepting new architectural and surveying enquiries.