Owers Warwick Architects were employed to undertake a strategic study of the an existing site in the Midlands. The client has occupied the site over a long period and has historically been used for heavy manufacturing and engineering operations.
The design has been developed to create an exciting new facility that celebrates the architecture of existing buildings whilst creating a new, contemporary office and support space.
The entrance to the building cuts through the north side of a latter industrial shed. From this impressive, double-height space you will be able to see the display section, the reception desk, across the cooling pond to the historic factory building elevation, the board room, meeting rooms, an architectural staircase, original crane, Crittal windows, bridge connection and management suite. Together with the restaurant, which is placed adjacent to the reception, this will become a lively hub to the building.
The offices are distributed in four spaces – A combination of open plan and cellular offices with supporting meeting rooms, kitchens and photocopy/stationary space have been developed and arranged in close consultation with the client and user groups to establish the optimum layout and number of workspaces.