This creative brief involved the regeneration of a cluster of old buildings and redundant land in Herefordshire belonging to Claston Farm, a hop farm widely known for several unique varieties. Our design included a cider and hop museum, cafe and restaurant, hotel, exhibition centre, 130 seat auditorium, craft workshops and live-work units, known as ‘humble tofts’. As the project needed outside backing, part of our brief was to undertake negotiations for Objective 2 funding from MAFF, and also to draw in financial support from the RDA. Our proposals were accepted and subsequently given the go ahead by the Secretary of State.
Architecture, Community, Creative Re-Use, Design, Mixed Use, Residential, Sustainability, Wellbeing, Workplace