Farmhouse, Jersey

Client: National Trust for Jersey
Location: Jersey, Channel Isles
Date: 2018-2019

We are delighted to have been commissioned by the National Trust for Jersey to help them explore the feasibility of taking on an important historic farmhouse on Jersey.

Our role included commissioning and managing a range of historic building specialists such as The Morton Partnership and Professor Warwick Rodwell to prepare various pieces of technical work.  The focus of our commission was however to prepare and co-author a feasibility report with Ptolemy Dean Architects exploring options for how the NTJ might approach the property should it bring it under its guardianship.

The subject of the project is an important collection of traditional Jersey farm buildings representing an unbroken sequence of domestic and agricultural development and habitation spanning at least 400 years.  It is also a rare example of a traditional farmstead on the island that has not been broken up for onward sale and renovation, redevelopment or modernisation.  However, what makes the project truly is that part of the complex was closed in the 1870s and left largely un-touched, frozen in time until now.

Specific services and outputs:

  • Scoping briefs and procuring leading conservation specialists
  • Market research
  • Visioning and strategy development
  • Options appraisal
  • Delivery advice

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