For many years a broken and derelict container has stood next to the sports pitch at Windmill Hill City Farm. It has been a long-held ambition to replace it with a useful space. We hope soon to be able to do so.
We want to create a small studio space that can house around seven desks for a local community business or charity to take as their home. We’re looking for an organisation with a similar outlook on the world to ours, that can bring extra footfall to the city farm and that will benefit from being based here.
We partnered with Child and Sulzmann Architects (who did a fantastic job on designing our cafe extension) to put together a feasibility study of what building might fit in such an awkward space. They came up with a design that used the space well, was in keeping with its surroundings and that would meet high environmental standards.
We put the notion of developing the space to visitors and had an overwhelmingly positive response to the idea. Our next steps are to raise the funds for the build, gain planning permission and to find a builder who can make the plans into reality.