Elsdon Lodge Young Farmers Club


West Butsfield YFC

The Brief

West Butsfield YFC is the only YFC in England to own the freehold to their meeting room. The existing timber building was in a poor condition and the group were committed to providing a new stone, slate roofed building. d3associates were appointed to take the project forward from the planning drawings through detailed technical design, the tender process and construction phase to completion.

The Outcome

d3associates designed an accessible building to suit the groups’ requirements, providing a spacious hall, kitchen facilities, toilets and storage. The works included the demolition of the existing meeting hut, earthworks, installation of a packaged treatment plant, solar panels and upgrading the electricity supply and construction of the new building with new ramp from the highway for disabled access.

The design was competitively tendered and the contract successfully managed on site by d3associates

The building was opened by Dean Richards, Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons in September 2018 and will be used for meetings and special events held by the club.