The project is the conversion of a loading bay within a mid 20th Century industrial building now utilized for commercial offices and call-centers. With a limited budget the concentration was on maximising the use of the original fabric which determines the ‘dog-leg’ link from external space to existing passenger lifts. Significant alterations were made to the existing concrete structure to provide a DDA compliant entranceway.
Externally, an understated fibre-cement modular façade provides a taught skin that contrasts with the surrounding context and provides a signage directory backdrop. All else is very simply detailed with the Client seeking to establishing a limited palette of robust materials that can be used in their other properties. Here, modular glass wall panels and granite flooring and skirting provide resistance whilst also allowing any damage to be easily replaced.
A full height mirror at the end of the corridor exaggerates its length whilst allowing a visual play within the space.