For this particular project, PAB Architects was engaged to deliver a conversion of a large agricultural barn into four individual residential dwellings.
The original 9,000 sq ft barn was sited within a conservation area in the grounds of a Grade II listed building in Glazebury, Warrington, and each dwelling was intended to be sold on the open market following conversion. As a result, our design needed to be sympathetic to the building and its surroundings whilst offering sleek, contemporary and highly desirable living accommodation which would attract a good market valuation for our client.
PAB Architects’ private residential home clients are located across the North West, with project experience throughout West Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
Private homeowner client projects demand a wide range of considerations to suit our clients’ families and interests, from specialist car garages and leisure facilities to sympathetic barn renovations and conversions, home extensions, accessibility adaptations and complete new-build home design.
When converting an aged structure, our PAB Architects team creates designs which retain existing materials such as brickwork and roof slates to emphasise the building’s character and history.
Working around existing trusts and timber features and adding new, contemporary styles such as black aluminium slim profile windows, this challenging design included the removal of a former milking parlour to create additional space for a new home, optimising value from the client’s site.
PAB Architects was pleased to deliver the four two-bedroom dwellings initially planned, together with one additional new-build property which created a five-home scheme in total.
Whilst retaining internal and external original features, each new dwelling is finished to an exceptional standard with open-plan living spaces, high-quality bathrooms and kitchens, and high ceilings which make the most of the large, architectural windows designed by our team. PAB supported every stage of this development, from feasibility, architect design, planning and building regulations consents to landscaping, interior design, kitchens and bathrooms.
The scheme has been well-received since the homes were launched to the market, with sales achieved and two further new-build plots under planning consideration for future development.
Contributing attractive and desirable new housing stock in an area of high demand, PAB Architects’ team is particularly proud of the fusion achieved between the history of the site, the original materials of the barn building and the contemporary approach we took to the exemplary interior and exterior design.