Set in rural surroundings, St Thomas’ Priory is a residential development comprising both new build and conversion elements, creating 26 homes in a historic environment. The site was particularly sensitive to develop as it is a designated scheduled ancient monument and includes the remains of stables from the Medieval Priory – the stables themselves being Grade II listed.
The practice was responsible for the overall masterplan of the site, as well as the initial outline design for the new build dwellings, and the bespoke design and sensitive conversion of the existing barns into 2, 3 and 5 bedroom dwellings. Internal structural elements were repaired and exposed, and then juxtaposed with modern/ contemporary finishes to create a unique and distinctive development.
Recognised locally with a Highly Commended award from the Southern Staffordshire Partnership (Southern Staffordshire Design Awards), the scheme has provided the historic buildings with a new long term use, ensuring their survival for years.