The Long Barn Studio
Completed in 2008, The Long Barn Studio was designed by Nicolas Tye himself, as he intended for the London practice to be closer to his home in Bedfordshire. The county has relatively flat countryside and adjacent to the studio is old medieval moated archeology in a neighbouring field, that is considered to be one of the highest point in the county. Situated on the outskirts of the historical village of Maulden, The Long Barn and Studio have idillic surroundings, that are embraced fully with their well thought design. Come rain or shine, this is a stunning place to work, the panoramic glass walls create a calming atmosphere with floods of natural light, perfect for a motivating and healthy work environment. Due to the rural location, and freshwater ponds on site, we are visited by a variety of wildlife, from Herons, Pheasants and even deer.
Nicolas Tye, Director
Our Bedford Team has designed and overseen the builds of various projects from extensions and residential new builds, to community spaces, commercial fit-outs and multiple units. They are RIBA East Award Winners 2018 for their PassivHaus project, The Deerings. Also this year they won a LABC for ‘Best Small commercial Project’ for their design participation in the community centre, Houghton Hall which is now considered as one of the Bedfordshire Landmarks. They also cater for international clients and have designed several luxury homes abroad including; a Thai Villa, a Cyprus Apartment, and Cayman Island Residence which has been shortlisted in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2018 for Luxury Residence – Americas.
“We worked with Nicolas Tye Architects (NTA) on our project in Cyprus which was completed in October 2015. This was our first experience of building and we found NTA after a few false starts with other local architects. It was the best decision we made. NTA were creative, efficient, detailed, thorough and importantly for us, not overbearing. They listened intently to our lifestyle, requirements and issues and helped us through the entire process of planning, design, visiting and selecting suppliers, construction, liaison with our local contractors, choosing the final finishes, overseeing the work and the interior design. Given we were in Cyprus and they were in the UK (they did many site visits), it still worked very well and our local contractors couldn’t speak highly enough of the quality of drawings and the support they received.
We absolutely love our new home and a big part of that is down to the excellent work by the Nicolas Tye Team.” Jane Melas, Houzz
“Growing up in a wine region, I appreciate the fact that good wine takes time! Working with NTA on our lengthy project, involving two planning applications and one pre-application advise, reminded me many times that we are working on something quality – which takes time. If you need standard drawings, within 2 weeks, looking similar to many other houses, then this is not your stop! These guys form mini miracles over time. They are not scared (or too busy) to go back to the drawing board and start from scratch. They have my highest admiration for keeping on, where most people would have settled for second best. Also despite all the set backs and time delays, they stuck to their original fixed fee, set more than 18 months before. NTA are very approachable and professional, have high ethics and their fees very competitive. Also their planning consultants, Smith Jenkins are the very, very best! Pop NTA an email – you will never regret it!” Waldianni, Houzz