The refurbishment of the existing properties provides office space, residential units, restaurant facilities and an art gallery. The work combines the original architecture with a new internal extension accessed through a contemporary link bridge on several floor levels. A glass atrium in the inner courtyard spans the old and new buildings.
The project involved the meticulous restoration of the existing historical buildings overseen by Shaffery Conservation architects, while Plus Architecture designed the contemporary additions.
As a multidisciplinary project, ORS appointed a project coordinator, offering the client one point of contact. This approach allowed for the seamless delivery of our combined service offering, resulting in a smooth outcome for the client. The resulting works delivered a unique city centre building that fused contemporary architecture with the sympathetic treatment of the existing historical building.