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Recent Projects

Woodcock Billington LLP are conversion specialists in both commercial and residential properties. Below are details of various recent projects that we have been involved with. In recent years farm conversions have been extremely popular and some truly stunning conversions have been achieved utilising existing listed farm houses, barns, stables, stores and milking parlours.
Old Staxton Farm, Staxton, North Yorkshire
Conversion of derelict farm to residential development comprising 2, 3 and 4 bedroom converted and new-build units.
Architect: Woodcock Billington LLP
Developer: Cobblestone Homes Ltd contact: www.cobblestonehomes.co.uk 
Completion: 2008 
Value £2.0m 

Old Staxton Farm is a sensitive farm development that involved conversion of a Grade II listed in a small village of Staxton, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The mixture of conversion and new builds forms a delightful courtyard development based around the retained farm structures and a new informal access road to the new houses that had to reflect and complement the retained structures.
Through careful selection of materials and the use of traditional construction techniques the new and converted spaces provide a unique, modern living experience in a rural setting and the development seamlessly integrates into the close-knit community.
Large barn openings were infilled with timber framed glazed screens to make rooms light and airy. Being sited on a hill, changes in level were used to the advantage of the development with split levels forming hidden rooms and features. Conservation rooflights set within the natural pantile roofs add to the use of natural daylight as a feature of the properties.
The new-build houses were designed to complement the conversion with the specification of sympathetic materials and the use of several different house-types to provide the mixture in styles to reflect the traditional farm environment. A pair of semi-detached houses, a terrace of four and two detached properties all culminate in the main feature of the site - an arched apartment across the roadway that provides an appropriate link between the new and the old.
A high quality access and landscaping design completed the scheme, with extensive use of brick paviours, cobbled borders and planting enhancing the character of the properties. 

Existing stables and farmhouse...
...converted into cottages
Existing Grade II listed barn...
...converted into two houses
Existing stone trough....
Refurbished and incorporated