The contemporary design respects the variety of the surrounding buildings. We retained four façades of historic and architectural interest. A solar-glazed elevation rises from the second floor, hinting at the state-of-the-art interior.
Alongside the development we improved the surrounding public realm with new surfacing, trees and public art commemorating the iconic 1960s photographer Terence Donovan whose studio was in neighbouring Bourdon Street.
We incorporated environmental features throughout the scheme. An innovative heating and cooling system uses the ground temperature to heat and cool water in a closed loop system. We chose energy efficient appliances, including low flow water taps. We selected used-bricks to match those retained, making efficient use of materials and helping to retain the character of the townscape.