Barn conversion project in Heydon

Work was completed earlier this year on a barn conversion project in Heydon.

The transformation of Church Farm Barns into new business units was carried out by Daniel Connal Partnership (DCP), which has completed a number of projects in the village on behalf of Heydon Estates.
The Grade II listed building conversion included the installation of an oak-framed frontage, new roofing, re-built walls and infrastructure works.
DCP obtained planning permission for the work on behalf of the client, subsequently tendered the project and then oversaw the work on site.
Other projects that the construction consultancy has completed for Heydon Estates include the renovation of a Grade II listed gatehouse and the Heydon Village Tea Shop.
The restoration of Church Farm Barns was part on a strategy developed in 2014 by Cambridge-based Ingham Pinnock Associates to help guide the long-term future of the estate.
The barn conversion project in the centre of the village was designed to provide much-needed employment space for local people and make better use of an unrealised asset.
Last year the project was awarded a grant from the EU LEADER programme for capital to fund the restoration.
Currently, three units (48m2, 27m2 and 17 m2) are now let; further units are expected to be available in 2019.
The first tenants of Church Farm Barns include The Wallflower & Wallace, which offers a floral design service and has an artisan store, and an outlet of Holt-based Moochi Modo, an independent contemporary design house.
One of only about 12 privately owned villages in the country Heydon has twice won Norfolk’s Village of the Year competition and became the county’s first conservation area in 1971.

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