Conservation Area Consent
Listed Building Consent
Structural Drawing & Detailing
The building surveying team for the National Trust came to us to put into life a design for a Hot Compost Facility for their Lanhydrock Estate to replace an existing compost area.
To reduce the amount of fertiliser and compost purchased off site and improve biosecurity, the gardening team required design and construction of a robust, sustainable facility with a low aesthetic impact. The site chosen was near the Grade II listed Kitchen Garden Walls and Gardeners Cottage, as well as being within a registered park of special historic interest.
The simple design consists of four bays of timber sleeper walls supported by steel ‘I’ columns. A reinforced concrete slab falling to the rear of the bays collects leachate from stored compost material. The leachate is channelled into an underground holding tank for reuse over the estate and to water the compost during the ‘hot’ production process. A reinforced concrete yard in front of the compost bays and fencing around the tank finished the facility ready for use.