Case Studies
Farm Diversification - Harrisons of Greyabbey

Farm Diversification - Harrisons of Greyabbey

David and Helen Harrison own a farm outside Greyabbey, Co Down from which they operated a small horticultural nursery business from.  The farm has spectacular uninterrupted views over Strangford Lough which they wanted to incorporate into a new development.

They wished to diversify significantly and appointed us to design and deliver a brand new Restaurant, Farm Shop with Butchery, Gift shop and Craft Units, which all also had to integrate with the existing farm buildings and horticultural business.

HR Jess met the challenge and delivered a planning approval within 4 months of submission. Working drawings were duly completed and a public tendering exercise was undertaken to select a suitable contractor. Working together as a close knit team - ourselves, the Harrisons and the contractor worked tirelessly to complete this 5000 sqft build in 4 and a half months.

The project was featured on the BBC series The Farm Fixer fronted by Nick Hewer.  This programme followed our whole progress from conception through to opening day.


Foundations, footings and drainage installed - ready for subfloor concrete.

Framing the beautiful view.

Starting to take shape!

The main front elevation.

Internal view of the farm shop with original roof beams exposed.

The main entrance and carpark.

Opening Day!

Check out the finished building at  http://www.harrisonsofgreyabbey.co.uk/

You can also take a Virtual tour of the building courtesy of Google by clicking on the picture above.

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