River Studio

Sjölander da Cruz Architects, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, 2013


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Retrofit of an asbestos-clad barn outside Leamington Spa into an office for an architecture practice

Originally a packing shed for a market garden the existing steel structure has been retained and wraped with SIPs panels.

The steel structure is exposed and with a 60mm gap between the existing columns and the new external wall, comprised of SIPs panels, wrapped with an additional layer of insulation.

Battens for cedar cladding were fixed through the external insulation on cantilevered screws.


  • Begun: May 2013
  • Completed: Dec 2013
  • Floor area: 202m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £267,765
  • Procurement: JCT IC05
  • Address: River Studio, Old Milverton Lane, Blackdown, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 6RW, United Kingdom

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