Two Cotswold Barns Gain Approval

We are so thrilled to have received approvals from Cotswold District Council for the conversion of two barns recently. Both barns are Grade II Listed and located in conservation areas in two picturesque villages in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


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Concept sketch for the new mezzanine in Upper Slaughter

The first barn is an c18th threshing barn in Upper Slaughter with attractive dovecote built into the end gable, the owner is currently using it as storage and wanted to make better use of the structure. Our proposals involved sensitively inserting a new mezzanine structure into the existing building to enable it to be used as a party barn and ancillary accommodation for the main house. Approvals were granted in December with a limited number of condtions.



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Existing section of the open fronted barn

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Proposed section of the converted barn

The second barn is a c17th timber framed open-fronted barn in Little Rissington that was formerly used for cows. The building was purchased as part of a wider property which included a listed cottage. The barn came with a consent, however this was not suited to the new owner’s needs and design storey was approached to redesign the scheme. We were also able to use this resubmission to discharge a complex recording condition which enabled us to expedite the start of the construction phase. Listed building consent and planning permission were granted at the start of this year and the project is now on site. Visit the projects section of our website to learn more about the design and construction challenges.