Big Barn Refurbishment at Home Farm, Wimpole Estate

Article posted on: 4th of March 2022
Big Barn Refurbishment at Home Farm, Wimpole Estate

Stirling Maynard have been working collaboratively to successfully complete a major refurbishment of the ‘Big Barn’ at Home Farm.

The farm is hugely popular with visitors to the National Trust’s Wimpole Estate and is comprised of historic 18thpic-5 century buildings designed by the famed neo-classical architect, Sir John Sloane, as well as modern buildings to house cattle, rare breed sheep pigs, Shire horses and goats.

A project to refurbish the Big Barn was conceived in 2015 to realise the National Trust’s ambition of providing updated facilities for the farm’s rare breeds of cattle. Stirling Maynard were involved as a key member of the design team as the project progressed throughout the year and into 2016.

Our team contributed civil engineering advice to the multi-disciplinary team during the planning and costing stage of the project, and actively participated in progress meetings as the refurbishment entered the construction stage.

Stirling Maynard’s duties involved producing an assessment of the condition of existing below-ground drainage, and providing a new design that included:

  • Substructure works for the new animal enclosures
  • Specification of pumping and land irrigation equipment
  • New underground settlement tanks and holding tanks for “dirty water” runoff
  • Replacement hardstandings surrounding the Big Barn
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