On the harbourside the brick elevations are more solid reflecting traditional nearby warehouses, and on Templeback more glassy as a foil to the retained decorative arched wall of the former electricity power station which has social interest.
This wall has been restored and incorporated into the design with new doorways formed at either end that have 10m high glass artworks by Alexander Beleschenko. Overhead glazing closes the gap between new and old and lights the route to the central entrance hall.
The building has been inset along the quayside to provide a public waterside walk with the building cantilevered over above. The cores within the building have been located to minimise deep space and to resolve the irregular geometry of the site. The building achieved BREEAM “Excellent”.
Client: UK & European Investments | Services: Architecture | Size: GIA 14,118m2