CMS Architects have been involved with this landowner for several years, the most recent works seeing a large retail unit (known as Wadswick Country Stores) developed to create the popular Forage restaurant.
This major rural diversification project included:
- Extending and enhancing a large retail unit known as Wadswick Country Stores
- Master-planning change of use of wider agricultural buildings to create a mixed-use development as part of a major programme of rural diversification proposals comprising various employment uses, restaurant, gym, residential and agricultural uses
- Creation of a large open plan office converted from a steel frame storage barn
- Growing and harvesting miscanthus grass for district wide heating system via biomass boiler systems
With a concern over global warming, the client has set upon a major programme of investigating how, as a landowner and farmer, he can utilise his assets to provide viable business alternatives that adopt low or neutral carbon technologies and minimise carbon emissions.