The community farm is a much loved Bristol institution that has been so successful over recent years that the trustees decided it was time to grow. They wanted to provide a larger, more modern, facility that increased the farm’s capacity to educate people about food, farming and the environment and to develop their reputation for good organic food.

Childs+Sulzmann re-configured the existing café area and designed the 150 m2 extension that includes a multi-use function space. The brief specified that the family friendly, simple, farm-related ambiance of the café, with lots of natural light, was to be retained. The result is an open, airy space that flows naturally into farm yard.

Childs+Sulzmann’s designs maintain the ethos and context of the farm by making substantial use of natural materials and include a wide range of sustainable features.