Our design is based on the concept of a village street, with departments functioning like shop fronts. The Street’s focal feature is a spectacular curved atrium, a large and expansive use of glass designed to create a sense of continuity between the natural environment outside, the Copse, and the human environment inside. An exciting glass and copper ‘skin’ envelop the street – the space is covered but light and open – a warm community space. With beautiful views, we wanted to avoid building walls or visual obstructions, instead we designed a moat as a means of ‘containing’ the site.
Go to Build
“Staff were involved from the onset of the project, predicting future requirements and drawing up the initial brief for the design team. Ideas were generated through secondary research, visits to other new buildings, case studies and focus groups.”
Staff Member, South Cheshire College