Technology Fits the Conservation Brief

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

David has written an article about our project at Anstey Hall Barns in this month’s RIBA Journal. It talks about how we used digital design to de-risk the project and make it feasible.

When we took on Anstey Hall Barns in Trumpington, Cambridge, it was an ambitious undertaking. The dilapidated structures, dated back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with grade II listings on some of the timber framing. This, together with the planning constraints of working in a conservation area, meant the project was looked on as high-risk and the site had sat empty for many years – even though it had planning permission.

The team’s collaborative approach, using innovation and advanced digital design and construction, brought significant benefits in design, programme and budget de-risking the project and making it more viable. With a build cost of £7.6 million, sales of eight luxury converted homes and four new ones will bring in around £20 million revenue.

For more information about the project, see here and for the full article in the RIBA Journal, see here.