Stapleford Granary

Our story

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.

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