“Upon first visiting this brick office building, we saw it held considerable potential to become a unique residential development. The ceiling heights and large windows give the proposed flats generous proportions which we have maximised, and, together with the bespoke metal staircase and matching doors, we feel that the flats will have a strong identity.”
This project converted a traditional two-storey red brick telephone exchange into six 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The existing property which was previously used as an office had been vacant for a number of years and was falling into a state of disrepair. The site posed several challenges in terms of planning which LBA successfully overcome working alongside Scott Hobbs Planning consultants.
The characterful property was transformed into a contemporary and very unique collection of six apartments. The palette of traditional red brick sits beautifully against the new slim framed black aluminium windows, zinc clad features and sharp detailing. The existing roof was completely removed and redesigned creating a further two apartments with contemporary dormers.
The unique detailing continues internally using a simple contemporary palette of finishes and colours from the black folded steel stair and anodised metal clad doors. Internal doors all extend to ceiling height allowing the rooms to flow while reflecting the surrounding industrial properties.