Cannon Court Barns

A sophisticated luxury development of four barns in Berkshire demonstrates how sensitive contemporary design interventions can enhance historic buildings and preserve them for use by future generations.

Project & Environmental Data

Project Info

  • Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Collaborators: CCF Properties LLP
  • Image Credit: Richard Chivers

Environmental Data

  • Energy Efficiency
    1 2 3 4
  • Insulation
    1 2 3
  • Thermal Mass
    1 2 3 4 5
  • Airtightness
    1 2 3
  • Embodied Carbon
    1 2 3
  • Heating/Hot Water
    Electric Gas Ground Source Air Source
  • Solar Thermal
    Yes No
  • Rain Water Harvest
    Yes No
  • Ventilation
    MVHR Natural
  • Energy Storage
    Yes No

These generously sized redundant agricultural barns were in various states of decay and presented a wonderful canvas for re-use. Having seen our work on the Warborne Luxury Farm Stay, our developer client asked us to guide them through the process of securing planning permission, subsequently completing construction drawings within a tight timeframe.

As many historic features as possible were salvaged for re-use as layers of paint and render were peeled away, before sensitively reinstating a palette of textured and earthy materials that echoed the barns’ working history. Rooms are large and spaces generous with use of double height entrance halls, crafted oak joinery, luxuriously grand bathrooms and kitchens designed for modern family living.

PAD studio is a small yet highly experienced practice, who we have worked with on a number of residential conversion projects. PAD studio’s inspiring designs capture the history of buildings while adding innovative new ideas, to create unique spaces which are also practical for modern living. PAD studio specify techniques and materials, which not only look great but fit the brief and the budget, while having strong sustainability credentials.
. . . Partner, CCF Properties LLP . . .

Throughout the process, PAD studio quickly find solutions to queries or challenges that arise – no matter how big or small. Collaborating with this talented team is a real pleasure and we couldn’t recommend them more highly.’
. . . Partner, CCF Properties LLP . . .

We love what we do, and we work hard to make sure that you enjoy the journey with us too. We have a great team at PAD studio and have built up a network of likeminded collaborators. We don’t make false promises to you – we are realists, but we also work with you to ensure that you get the best possible value.

Although the role of an architect is serious and we have great responsibility we never feel the design process is a burden, it is something to be enjoyed by us and our clients.