Contemporary refurbishment and roof top extension to a derelict Victorian warehouse
An external courtyard, open at one end, has been created between the two wings of the existing building, around a Victorian chimney that has been refurbished and is illuminated at night.
The U-shaped floor plates at ground and first floor level, wrap around this courtyard to provide 2,600m2 of office space, largely targeted at businesses within the creative industries.
On the first floor a bridge provides circulation between the two wings and acts as a link to the fire escape. The second floor extension provides further office space and an additional access point from the raised Walker Road. A roof terrace has also been created and can be used by the occupiers.
Occasional projecting sections create extended work or break out spaces, and can be seen as an extruded ‘bird’ box on the facade.
The building refurbishment attempted to retain and re-use as much of the original building and its materials as possible with new sections of building distinguished by bright colors.
- Begun: Oct 2010
- Completed: Oct 2011
- Floor area: 2,600m2
- Sector: Office
- Procurement: Design & Build
- CO2 Emissions: 12.34kg/m2/year
- Address: Lower Steenbergs Yard, Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 2DF, United Kingdom