A key decision in this exemplar refurbishment project was to strip back the fabric clutter that it had accumulated over the 150+ years of its existence to expose the raw structural element.
The existing building was a four storey warehouse building dating from the end of the 19th century. This project involved extensively refurbishing the building for the architect client's own occupation. The basement slab was lowered. Large double height openings were formed between the basement and ground floor.
The ground floor itself was largely removed and replaced with a glazed meeting box and the storage space in the loft was converted into a mezzanine. The architects were very concerned with the quality of the detailing. Literally hundreds of options were proposed and reviewed for every element. The results of this effort are clear to see.
- AJ Awards 2014, for workplace, winner, 1 2014
- NLA Awards 2013, for Conservation & Retrofit, winner, 1 2013
- AJ Retrofit Awards 2013, shortlisted, 1 2013
- AJ Small Projects Awards 2013, shortlisted, 1 2013