The Cow Shed at Fraisthorpe

  • Leisure
  • Fraisthorpe, East Yorkshire
  • Work Stage 7 - In Use
GBA were commissioned to create a new beach front café at Fraisthorpe, on the East Coast of Yorkshire overlooking the North Sea. The site is currently occupied by basic toilet facilities for beach users in the ancient barns on the Eastern edge of the client’s farm land.
  • External Render
  • Complete Design
  • Complete Design
  • Old West Elevation
  • Old East Elevation

    The existing barns are typically modest relative to their age and use, with large timber trusses and thick stone and brick walls. We wanted to reflect this simple utilitarian structure by leaving it exposed within the proposed lounge and kitchen areas which will fit into the existing areas.

  • Complete Lounge Area
  • Complete Dining Area
  • Complete Dining Area
  • Interior Render
  • Interior Render
  • Complete Interior
  • Complete Entrance

    Further to the renovation of the existing structures our proposal is centred on a modern extension to form the main dining area looking out to sea. The new extension was designed as an echo of the existing barns using similarly industrial but modern techniques that will also remain exposed. The steel portal frame will be visible in the same way the timber trusses are in the old barns. The extension will have a pitched roof to continue the agricultural aesthetic with large areas of glass in the elevations to take advantage of the views over the North Sea to the East. The new extension will be linked to the existing barns with a flat roofed link with over hangs which will form the entrance areas and be the hub of the café.

  • Exterior Render
  • Exterior Render
  • Site Location
  • Existing Site Plan
  • Proposed Site Plan
  • Existing Roof Plan
  • Proposed Roof Plan
  • Existing Plan
  • Proposed Plan
  • West Elevation as Existing
  • West Elevation as Proposed
  • East Elevation as Existing
  • East Elevation as Proposed
  • South Elevation as Existing
  • South Elevation as Proposed
  • North Elevation as Existing
  • North Elevation as Proposed
  • Section B-B
  • Complete Front View
  • Complete Entrance