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Pilsdon Community

Pilsdon Community

Charity Accommodation | Pilsdon, Bridport

  • Contract Type: NEC
  • Client: The Pilson Community
  • Status: 2 Phases completed March 2014
  • Main Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Key Consultant: EC Harris (PM & QS) Arup (Structures and M&E)

Pilsdon is a small farming community which offers accommodation and work to homeless people. The site consists of a house, a courtyard of farm buildings and a recently renovated barn.

The project involved converting an existing Listed stable block into short-term accommodation. Working alongside the client was the construction charity CRASH as well as one of their patrons BAM Construction. NVB Architects worked with Arup and EC Harris as the consultant team in the delivery of this charitable project.

The existing loose boxes accommodation units and stables were demolished, whilst maintaining the rear listed curved stone wall, then a new timber frame constructed around it to form a new shell to provide space for the works to install new accommodation units, multi-purpose space and a food preparation area as well as constructing new stables for the cattle.