The designs propose the sensitive conversion of the existing Mill Farm Barn into a co-working office space and café that retains the existing building with minimal intervention, so the original building form and detailing is legible and accessible and appreciable to the public. The general appearance and all elevations of the barn would be retained, with replacement doors and windows being provided within existing openings – no new structural openings are proposed. Existing detailing to jambs, eaves, and verges will be retained and the buildings external fabric restored. The collapsed ‘pigsties’ structure would also be restored and repurposed. Internally, existing divisions will be largely preserved with minimal modifications. The volumes will be retained, and the exposed timber structures refurbished, preserving the open agricultural barn atmosphere. The central parlour space will remain a single volume, with the removal of internal later addition blockwork walls. The proposed café will cater to the serviced offices and passing walkers on the existing Green Infrastructure Network path along the river's edge.