Creating space for innovation
Our approach for this project was to touch lightly. To keep what could be kept and to add as little as possible. Our aim was to minimise waste of both resources and capital through a holistically considered design process that takes into account all stages of the project’s life.
The industrial heritage of the site was celebrated through the use of materials – timber, metal and brick. Refined finishes paid tribute to the original craftsmanship of the building heritage as a hat manufacturer that specialised in woven straw and felt hats. These finishes included woven metal work, hand stitched leather details and solid timber joinery, hand finished with expressed connections.
- Potential for site to be energy / water neutral
- Touch lightly and maintain authenticity of warehouse vernacular
- Celebrate and showcase sustainability
- Utilise technology to reduce travel as much as possible
- Seek to innovate
Flexible, adaptable, customer focused
Logistics, technology, innovation
Industrial, honest, authentic
Craftsmanship, quality, material integrity