The building was constructed of a steel frame with brick and curtain walling facades coupled with a pitched, tiled roof. A newly designed soft landscaped area was installed around the new building, in keeping with the local surroundings
The architectural details of the building are sympathetic to the period features of the existing building with some modern elements. A stone banding to ground and first floor levels provides similar aesthetics to the existing historic building with a modern twist of the curtain walling, Brise Soleil and a glazed entrance lobby. This provided a high end modern commercial feel without losing the heritage appearance of the surrounding site.
The internal finishes continue the modern feel with open ceilings showing the mechanical services within a vaulted roof space, high end pre-finished doors and glazed partitions to meeting rooms.
The works were undertaken adjacent an existing occupied site, so consideration around project operations were taken in order not to cause minimal impacts on the client’s day to day operations. A temporary access road was formed for the construction period and reinstated to it’s original state thereafter to ensure minimal impact and disruption.
Due to the guidelines and added restrictions of social distancing related to Covid-19, the main challenge was accommodating the number of finishing trades required to deliver the project with minimal impact to the original programme. Working closely with our supply chain, designers and the Client amended sequencing and working practices helped to overcome the issues experienced and to manage the safety of all involved.
The resulting building sits well within its historic surroundings and has given the client a modern new space to grow their business further.