RSPB – Coombes Valley
This project was a collaboration between Cave and Amazonails. The Coombes valley RSPB group had an existing outdoor classroom building made of timber frame and straw, with a green roof and rammed car tyre foundations.
The client asked Cave to help them convert and extend this building to create an enclosed classroom/venue to accommodate the various groups and activities run on the site as well as to provide a venue for functions and events. An extension was added to house an new kitchenette and storage was built into the eaves of the building.
The original timber frame structure was modified to allow for better use of the space and a new extended roof and external covered deck area was added so that outdoor classes could still take place. Storage was built in under the deck, making good use of the sloping site.
Cave produced the planning drawings for this scheme and Amazonails were to be the main contractors.