Case Study

FarmED: Farm & Food Education

Forest Pennant bush hammered sawn paving

Local, sustainable materials in harmony with the natural landscape

FarmEd is a not for profit CIC (Community Interest Company) organisation which has been founded by Ian & Celene Wilkinson (who owned and ran Cotswold Seeds). With a background in farming and a passion for regenerative agriculture and sustainable food, FarmED primarily exists to benefit the local community and pursue a social purpose.
They purchased Honeydale Farm in 2013 and appointed architect, Tim Tasker, to design a range of modern eco buildings in harmony with the local landscape. This also included a sympathetic landscape design in local, natural materials.

We supplied 250 sqm of Forest Pennant bush hammered mixed colour sawn paving in random lengths. The buildings cluster around a traditional courtyard, with a material palette that features larch, stone and timber. Our stone was chosen as a local, sustainable and low carbon material, reflecting the wider ethos of FarmED. It's a beautiful design, which enables visitors to enjoy the stunning view of the valley - in complete harmony with the natural landscape.

Clients: Ian & Celene Wilkinson (FarmED founders)
Architect: Tim Tasker
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