Stapleford Granary

Exciting news! We are pleased to announce that architects Moses Cameron Williams have completed detailed designs for the next phase of the development of Stapleford Granary. We are expecting to start major building works to be completed by December 2017.

Set in sweeping rural landscape, Stapleford Granary is an inspiring space for a broad range of educational activities for all age groups, a place where everyone can feel at home. Following the ethos of the Foundation, the converted farm buildings provide the perfect setting for shared educational and cultural pursuits.

Our 2016 course programme can be found on the Stapleford Granary webpage. 

For many years the old granary and barns at Bury Farm in Stapleford stood derelict but in 2009 The ACE Foundation, a charitable trust founded in 1958 by Philip Barnes, bought the farm buildings with the intention of giving them a new lease of life.

The vision was to transform these beautiful old buildings into an inspiring space for education, culture, music and the arts.

That vision has become a reality following the inspiration of Philip’s son Paul Barnes, Trevor Barlow, Susannah Bangham and local architect Toni Moses, whilst builders James Construction were entrusted with the task of bringing the dream to life.

Four years on and the buildings have been transformed and the Foundation and ACE Cultural tours are thriving in their new home.