0210 Halsall

Value: undisclosed

Client: Walker Dunn

Structural Engineer: Roman Summer

Quantity Surveyor: tbc

Main Contractor: tbc

North Moor Farm is a residential scheme comprising five new build, five bedroomed detached houses, which replace a series of redundant agricultural buildings on a green belt site in Halsall, near Ormskirk.

Four dwellings are arranged around a shared-surface courtyard, and are intended to read as a collection of farm-yard buildings with low pitched roof volumes. A fifth dwelling sits adjacent to an existing terrace at the western end of the site and has its own plot entrance.

The scale of the courtyard houses is mediated by breaking down each dwelling into a ‘living’ and ‘ancillary’ volume. A glazed link connects each volume, which forms a focal point and the entrance into each dwelling.

Contemporary detailing combined with a carefully considered materials palette of multi-buff brick, blue/black brick and dark grey zinc roofs ensures a crisp yet vernacular aesthetic, and the cobbled single surface courtyard serves to provide parking and a play space for children, whilst aesthetically tying the four dwellings together.

Due to the project’s Green Belt location, the scheme volume is critical to the design solution and every permissible cubic metre has been utilised to maximise the useable internal space.