New Barn Style Residence with Structural Concrete Basement

Peter Bradley, a Chartered Surveyor and Director of the Air Group specialises in converting and restoring historic and redundant buildings. Riddwood and the Air Group have successfully designed many projects together over a ten year period.

Peter first heard of the development, located close to the end of the Metropolitan Line at Chorleywood and Rickmansworth over 20 years ago, when the owner decided to sell the site for development. After securing planning permission for Chorleywood's Great Green Street Farm conversion project, Peter immediately contacted Riddwood. Over the last two years the development team have produced unique, luxury homes from five barns, one cottage, a farmhouse and Tudor farm building. The designs provided have brought into being beautiful and characterful contemporary living spaces. Great Green Street Farm sits just inside Buckinghamshire within the Chilterns Area of outstanding natural beauty, in reach of the Metropolitan Line via nearby Chorleywood Station.

Riddwood were proud to provide the structural and civil design for Peter and his team on the development site for the existing farm buildings and were excited to assist with the design of the basement for the new build

Basement Design for Luxury Residence

Riddwood's scope of work for “Barn 8" included the structural and civil design of a large basement for “Barn 8", a brand new contemporary residence on the development site. Riddwood provided engineering support during material and procurement stage and construction stage and preliminary scheme structural and civil design.

Design elements for the project included; foundations, drainage, trusses, steel beams, lintels,reinforced concrete slabs, retaining walls and reinforced concrete ramps were also part of Riddwood's remit.

The structural and civil designof the new build basement for “Barn 8" at Great Green Street Farm included sitelayouts, general arrangements, roof plans, floor plans, foundation layouts and specificdetails for the basement retaining walls, rebar schedules and connections in detail.

The reinforced concrete basementis currently under construction with the basement slab completed and theretaining wall is work in progress.

Riddwood Consulting Engineers are very excited to see this project inprogress and can’t wait to see the basement completed. Riddwoodwill continue to work alongside the Great Green Street Farm developmentteam providing a high-quality professional structural and civil engineeringservice. Once this outstanding new build property withbasement is completed it is certainly going to be a show-stopper!

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