Highbury Woolshed, Devon

2020 – 2021

Location: dartmoor, UK

Client: The Dartmoor Shepherd Ltd.

Type: Agricultural/Commercial/Light industrial.

Status: Under construction

Budget: Undisclosed

A new Woolshed and workshop for the Dartmoor Shepherd designed to create a central base for their farming and commercial business on their principle land holding just outside the stannary town of Chagford.  The proposals aim create a base for the business’s operations with the benefit of good access and via restored and realigned farm track.

The proposed site is a historic farmstead and the proposals link sympathetically to the historic (recently restored) linhay and form a coherent and practical building group integrated into this ancient landscape.

The proposal provides adequate access for stock movement and handling, working vehicle access and low key workshop facilities for the diversification and consolidation of their  enterprising farm based business and will be key to their future prosperity in the local area.

The workshop facilities are supplemented by a green energy strategy and utilise locally sourced materials and labour and a full landscape scheme is being developed to integrate the scheme fully into its setting.