The complexity of the site is determined by the presence of the historically important cementation furnace which must be preserved, but also the context and topography of the site, part of which lies within a Conservation Area. Ground floor communal spaces provide an active street frontage with commercial units located on the prominent aspects of the buildings. We’ve worked to create an increased permeability through the building via the creation of new links and vistas and have designed ‘stepping in’ facades for a finer urban grain and visual interest both in elevation and skyline. A minimal materials palette is proposed; brickwork, aluminium and sinusoidal metal cladding to provide an industrial identity on this important site.
Take a look around the walk-through of the scheme: https://www.jeffersonsheardvr.com/HoyleStreet/index.html