BBM were commissioned in 2008 to propose a sustainable master plan for a country estate in East Sussex. Our client wanted us to consider the viability of developing a derelict 1940's dairy, retrofitting and extending a 1970's house and a 19th Century Oast House situated next to each other. Working with Studio Engleback, who produced a parallel strategy for the surrounding landscape, the challenge was to create a low energy development from a brief that is traditionally extremely energy hungry, i.e. a new heated swimming pool with steam room and sauna, an external 'natural pool', and a high specification country house set in 275 acres of Wealden countryside that includes a lake and 150 acres of standing coppice woodland.
1. 2016 Winner of “Best Individual New Home” at The LABC Grand Finals
2. 2016 Winner of “Best Individual New Home” at The LABC Building Excellence Awards
3. 2016 Winner of RIBA South East Regional Award
4. 2016 Winner of RIBA South East Regional Sustainability Award