Moving inside, exposed concrete soffits allow generous floor to ceiling heights. A tonal colour palette, with colours inspired by aged industrial materials such as Verdigris and rust, has been used to complement the building exterior. Materials such as concrete, metal and timber, combined with exposed services and lighting continue the industrial aesthetic.
‘We could see that this would fit an open plan office scheme really nicely,’ Sean continues. ‘It always had great potential.
‘Due to planning parameters, the ground floor space has been retained as a light industry unit – but I think that mix of tenants will only add to the character.’
We move up to the 2nd floor, which has been developed from shell and core into what our hosts describe as a marketing suite. The interior team at Squire and Partners have taken the 2,000 sq ft floorplate and transformed it into a vibrant, flexible and agile working space ideally suited to the type of tenant the building is looking to attract – and the district continues to entice. ‘Obviously, the building didn’t have exposed Victorian ceilings that we could show off,’ Associate, Interior Design, James points out, ‘but we wanted to still have that exposed services feel, so we painted the cabling trays black – it was a lot more work, but it was definitely worth it.’