Bath City Farm
We are very pleased to be working with Bath City Farm on a number of projects. Bath City Farm is a wonderful resource for the local community, providing training, education and entertainment, particularly to disadvantaged people – as well as food of course!
The first project we have done for the Farm is the “Bath Shed”, which is a workshop to be used by the Farm for their own repair works etc., but also to be used by the “Bath Shed” – a charity which encourages people to coma and spend time together making things in a workshop. They bring their skills to make objects for charity sales etc., but they also provide companionship and purpose for (mostly older men) to come together and enjoy the company and the opportunity to work together.
The Bath shed is made from two ISO shipping containers stitched together (an “instant” workshop), externally insulated and overclad. The volunteers will be able to do a lot of the work themselves – from within their new workshop.
Work has just commenced on site for the shed.
In the meantime, we have also just submitted two further planning applications for the Farm: A pair of polytunnels, which will be used for the propagation of wildflower seeds, for selling to raise money for the Farm.
We have also recently submitted an application for a hay barn – so that the Farm can at last make and use its own hay. The barn will also be used for a substantial juice and cider-making area. The barn design follows the material palette and structural ethos of the Bath shed using a timber frame and external columns made from reclaimed telegraph poles. The design aims at simplicity, low cost, low carbon and ease of construction ( for self-building). The construction of the buildings provides an ideal training opportunity for the Farm’s volunteers.
Status – Pending Planning Approval / Stage 5
Client – Bath City Farm
Contractor – Bath City Farm/ Self Build