The project comprised a substantial extension (circa 350m2) to a 3 storey listed farmhouse, within the grounds of an historic abbey. The extension takes the form of a modern interpretation of a barn structure with a single storey link to the farmhouse. To minimise the impact on the listed farmhouse, the extension incorporates accommodation within the roof space. A form of construction was selected incorporating a steel frame to enable the roof to be constructed early in the process, and internal elements and services proceeding straight after, with the natural limestone walling able to proceed slowly and independently.

By this method, the project was constructed within programme and budget.