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Elkstone Studios

Elkstone Studios

by RAM Construction

Elkstone Studios is a thriving new workspace hub, situated in one of highest villages in the Cotswolds between Cirencester and Cheltenham. It was created by immaculately converting an entire farmyard into contemporary commercial offices along with a food hall, cafe, retail outlets, a fitness area and event zones, offering businesses of all sizes permanent office space or flexible co-working space.

Thanks to the skillful design work of Blake Architects, the raw unpretentious form and appearance of the barns has been retained whilst contemporary elements have been woven in to achieve the required functionality and appeal, giving an overall authenticity that is naturally in harmony with the wider landscape.


Material choices were carefully curated to celebrate the barn's agricultural essence. The simple use of exposed stone with our weathered timber cladding pays homage to the barns past but, when partnered with contemporary glazing, creates a simple and modern reinterpretation of a barn aesthetic. The natural materials ensure a patina which brings interest and appeal to the staff and visitors as light, water, and shadow play.

Built by RAM Construction, the reimagined barn provides a space that honours the past, supports the present by creating huge rural employment opportunities, and stands ready to embrace the future.


 Architect: Blake Architects | Planning: Brodie Planning | Main Contractor: RAM Construction | Photographer: Alexander J Collins

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