21 June 2017
City Farm celebrates opening of new expanded facilities
City Farm new expanded facilities opening

Members of the community, local dignitaries and representatives from Childs+Sulzmann Architects all joined a celebration recently to mark the official opening of the extended and refurbished facilities at Windmill Hill City Farm.

The community farm is a much loved Bristol institution that has been so successful over recent years that the trustees decided it was time to grow. They wanted to provide a larger, more modern, facility that increased the farm’s capacity to educate people about food, farming and the environment and to develop their reputation for good organic food.

Childs+Sulzmann re-configured the existing café area and designed the 150m2 extension that includes a multi-use function space. The brief specified that the family friendly, simple, farm-related ambiance of the café, with lots of natural light, was to be retained. Mike Cox, Director of Childs+Sulzmann, (pictured left, with colleague Orsolya Kapus, right) attended the opening event and reflected, “We have created an open, airy space that makes you feel like you are in the farm yard!”

Childs+Sulzmann’s designs maintain the ethos and context of the farm by making substantial use of natural materials and include a wide range of sustainable features.