Designed and built in the early 1900s, this former furniture depository has brick piers and large metal frame windows, and is seen as a building of significant architectural interest in the area due to its baroque style front elevation and stone squashed scrolls either side of the feature clock face. Workspace wanted to refurbish, extend and improve the quality of the space within the building whilst retaining the warehouse look and feel.
Two existing but originally separate ground floor areas were combined to provide a single flexible unit; a new reception area was added and cycle store and showering facilities were upgraded. Additional office space was created with a rooftop extension and the 4 storey extension of a previously underused car-park. Our Project Management and Cost Consultancy team worked hard to steer the project and protect the Client’s best interests, including overseeing a change of main contractor.
The project was completed in 2021 and occupants now enjoy a new integrated reception, large airy lounge, breakout spaces and stylish studios and offices with high ceilings and retained original architectural features. Expanded and improved café facilities and a communal landscaped courtyard add to the co-working social spaces.
Stiff & Trevillion