Three Barn Conversions - Class Q

Newark & Sherwood DC

  • Photo of outside existing barns 2 & 3
  • Photo of outside existing barn 1
  • Existing Elevations & Floor Plan Barn 1
  • Proposed Elevations & Floor Plan Barn 1
  • Existing Elevations & Floor Plan Barns 2 & 3
  • Proposed Elevations & Floor Plan Barns 2 & 3

This application sort to convert three traditional brick-built 19th century agricultural buildings to three individual dwellings. Although the buildings originally dated back to the late 19th century, they had been subject to extensive programmes of renovation and rebuild, meaning JHWalter considered the only viable option for conversion was via the Class Q Permitted Development Rights Order 2015. The biggest obstacle this project had to overcome was flood risk, given they were situated in a flood zone area. However, with a careful considered design incorporating numerous flood mitigation measures (including raising ground floor levels, creating refuge areas within the roof space, raising power sockets on the ground floor, etc) JHWalter successfully obtained approval for their conversions, which meant the client could re-use these disused farm buildings and maximise his assets.