MSMR is appointed to re-design and convert this red-brick office building, typical of the 1970’s, into residential use. From careful analysis and exploration of design options, it was clear that the existing building was suitable for a retrofit approach.
The proposed design (main picture) adds three floors to the building height, a lower ground and lower ground-mezzanine commercial space. Externally, it will transform the appearance of the building, with a re-cladding concept influenced by the horizontal aesthetic of the existing building.
Comprising 149 apartments with a mix of one, two and three-bed units, the design also includes two new roof terraces and a landscaped courtyard garden for residents. At ground level, there is an opportunity to improve the surrounding public realm. Working in collaboration with Townshend Landscape Architects, proposals include the addition of green, wellbeing spaces that improve connection between the building and the park opposite.
CGIs: Glass Canvas (4), Images of exisitng building: MSMR Architects (2)