E2 were appointed to provide design consultancy for the conversion of the barn at Birchencliffe Farm from a derelict building to a new 300sqm family home. The completed project combines a contemporary interior with a well insulated, efficient building fabric and a restored exterior which plays homage to the listed buildings heritage and presence in a conservation area.
Birchencliffe Farm is located on the edge of the Peak District National Park in Cheshire. The barn is part of a double courtyard farmstead made up of shippons, cottages and a farmhouse that is typical of the local vernacular. The farm is a grade II listed building, which dates mostly from the 18C, however the barn is believed to be significantly older.