Following years of unsympathetic alterations, EPR’s design re-establishes the lost grandeur of this impressive five-storey Victorian building whilst making bold interventions that safeguard its future as a viable workplace — providing a variety of spaces tailored to the needs of our design teams that reflect and enable our collaborative style of working.
An exemplar of sustainable refurbishment, the scheme redefines the role of the existing All Saints building in a modern context.
A series of new openings that cut through the exterior walls provide visual and physical connectivity between the wings whilst also creating a variety of vibrant spaces to work and socialise.
Enhanced wellbeing measures incorporate a strong focus on improved amenity spaces and facilities. These include the introduction of a wellness room, green terraces and extensive cycle and end-of-journey facilities. Throughout the studio, biophilia has been used to complement the broad range of external planting.
Our approach to the scheme's interiors was heavily influenced by the existing fabric and layers of history on display.
A cantilevered stone staircase, mosaic tiled floors and original brickwork have all been carefully retained and celebrated by pairing them with complementary new finishes.
New bespoke hand-glazed tiles by world-renowned ceramic artist Kate Malone also complement the examples of craftsmanship retained in the building.
Using playful names for meeting rooms and studio spaces, the studio's signage references the characters that once walked the building's corridors and the history of the local area. The design nods to the Victorian heritage and champions a dying art, all hand painted by Alex Kilby, a traditional signwriter and artist.