Woodhouse Farm

Woodhouse Farm, Aldford

Client: 4th Duke of Westminster’s 1964 Settlement
Architect: Tweed Nuttall Warburton
Capital value: £1.4m


BCM are currently working on a range of sensitive projects for the highly esteemed Eaton Estate in Cheshire for the Duke of Westminster. The Estate aspires to reducing energy and carbon, and moving to a greater level of self-sufficiency.

The existing office buildings at Woodhouse Farm were extended to provide additional accommodation for the incumbent tenant. The heritage buildings were subject to stringent internal estate and external planning criteria. The buildings’ occupants remained in full occupation throughout the redevelopment.

BCM led the design of this new office building from the initial concepts through to detailed designs. The results of energy modelling options appraisals were presented in a logical and easy to understand way to enable the Client to make informed strategic decisions early in the design process. This building had to meet renewable energy planning requirements in an area suffering from utility supply issues. Integrating the renewable energy solutions into the Building Services solutions enabled the energy required from the utility providers to be minimised.

Benefits / Achievements

  • Benefits / Achievements
  • Renewable energy integrated into Building Services solutions
  • Lower carbon footprint for building
  • Reduced running costs for the users
  • Met the Planning requirements of the Local Authority
  • Achieved compliance with heritage considerations