Springhill Orchard Studios

  • Springhill Orchard, Forest Row, Sussex
    Status - Completed 2007
    Client - Nicolas Pople & Douch Partners Ltd
    Contractor - Douch Partners Ltd
    Awards - Sussex Heritage Trust 2008 Commercial
  • The brief was for the conversion of two redundant farm buildings into six 60m2 business units.  This rural site lies within an AONB and the surrounding farmland is leased to the local bio-dynamic farm as part of a long term environmental strategy.  The landscaping includes a new orchard, clay lined pond and sculpture garden.  The heating system comprises a wood fired biomass boiler with integrated solar arrays.  Roof mounted pv panels generate approximately 5kW.  Construction internally is of unfired tongue and grooved clay blocks with birch ply service cores.