We’ve installed a new ARC at an environmentally-conscious holiday resort, Great Field Farm, near Canterbury in Kent
We designed and manufactured the eco-building offsite in modular sections at our production site in Culham, Oxfordshire, and delivered to the Great Field Farm site virtually complete.
Unique, curved eco-building
The unique curved design mimics the glorious natural environment at Great Field Farm, and the use of sustainable materials creates a calm and relaxing getaway for holiday goers in the heart of the Kent Downs. The building is positioned on a prime spot within Great Field Farm overlooking green vistas and is well placed to benefit from stunning sunsets and the night’s sky.
Environmentally friendly building features
The ARC is equipped with environmentally-friendly features such as:
- a green roof
- high grade and sustainable insulation in walls, ceilings and floors
- a heat exchange system
- infra-red underfloor heating
- and smart sensors to regulate pollen, CO₂ levels, ventilation, heating and lighting.
The building’s three bedrooms comfortably sleep six people, and it boasts a north-westerly facing glazed end where guests can enjoy stunning sunsets within the state-of-the-art kitchen and a beautiful living space.
Mr and Mrs Castle, the owner-managers of Great Field Farm, are now welcoming guests into their ARC - fondly named the Bumble Barn. The new accommodation offers Mr and Mrs Castle a unique opportunity to expand their environmentally-conscious business, allowing the couple to cater to the demand for larger families and groups.
Lewana Castle said that she and her husband “just fell in love with the concept and design of the ARC as soon as they saw it.”
“We chose the Green Unit ARC as we liked the idea that it can be built under cover in the winter, is delivered practically complete, and that disruption on our site is minimal, so not affecting our other holiday guests.
“We pride our business on offering guests the space and freedom of the outdoors, but with the warmth and comfort of a house, and the new ARC building offers exactly that.
“Our guests will love the new experience of living in the round of the curved building, and I think they’ll be interested in the ARC’s sustainable features and clever technology. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests into our new ARC accommodation, and we’re sure that it’s an excellent investment for our business."
Jonathan Finnerty, Managing Director of Green Unit, said “the Great Field Farm project marks an important milestone for Green Unit as we deliver the ARC into what we expect to be the first of many businesses within the UK tourism sector.”