8-9 Esplanade

Offices & Commercial, Architects

8-9 Esplanade The concept has been derived around retaining the existing Listed facades of both 8 & 9 Esplanade we then delicately ‘layered’ an ultra-thin pre-cast concrete (dolomite white) screen façade to the upper floors, which in turn, has a delicate frameless glazed façade set behind it. The design to Commercial Street is more robust responding its immediate context. On one hand we propose renovating and celebrating the Listed warehouse and on the other constructing a rendered element which reveals it’s solidity by its thick walls stepping in at window openings. This office scheme is able to provide state-of-the-art sustainable office space whilst retaining the historic charm of the original warehouse and merchant building character of the Esplanade.

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