Redevelopment of a small building behind an urban block into an office space
Situated on a small lane behind an urban block in a conservation area, the existing small building concealed a large basement space below the tenement back court.
The existing brick building was demolished and replaced with a steel framed structure of similar proportions, while the cast iron columns and concrete structure supporting the back court were retained and refurbished. A glazed and planted courtyard was introduced to bring in natural light and create a spacious office at the lower level.
The building was raised a little, so that the entrance from the lane could provide access to a further office level above, with frameless gazed rooflights and windows looking onto the lane and the back court.
Externally the building is finished with a resin render and black painted timber, while internally the stair and floor are finished in oak. A partly glazed floor at entrance level allows daylight to the kitchen below.
- Begun: Sep 2006
- Completed: Aug 2008
- Floor area: 250m2
- Sector: Office
- Total cost: £200,000
- Procurement: JCT Minor works (2005)
- Address: The Printworks, 10 Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8JH, United Kingdom