Following the conversion and extension of an existing farmhouse into accommodation for residential workshops, BBM celebrated the grand opening of Jamie’s Lewes Farm in style alongside special guest HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, charity founder Jamie Feilden, charity trustee Peter Clegg, and other members of the project team.BB
Jamie’s Farm is a charity that combines therapy and farming for disadvantaged young people. Children from all over the country participate in a 5 day residential experience geared towards improving self-esteem and behaviour, and preventing school exclusions. The Lewes residence is their fourth farm, and features stunning views of the South Downs.
BBM took a complex site and carefully rationalised it to serve the needs of Jamie’s Farm. A grade II listed farmhouse was converted into a communal living space, old offices within an agricultural square were converted into flats for staff, and other agricultural areas were repaired until they were able to support a working farm again!
Some of the Jamie’s Farm Ambassadors, who had stayed at the farm during its soft opening period earlier in the year, also attended the event to show the guests what they had learned at their stay there.
For more information on Jamie’s Farm, please click here.