Laurence Associates were commissioned to design a suite of offices as part of the expansion at the Brewery's Head Quarters Distribution Centre at St Columb.
The clients requirements for additional space was such that the new offices were designed over two storeys to provide the required floor area, and were linked to the existing first floor offices, ensuring a means of escape from the existing portal frame building. We worked closely with a structural engineer on the design and layout of the offices, and also with the client to ensure the internal space flowed satisfactorily.
Minimal external intervention was required with the exception of additional ground and first floor windows to serve the new offices and these were designed to match the style and materials of the existing fenestration.
As part of the building regulation process an SBEM Assessment was commisoned and we worked closely with the assessor to provide the necessary advice for the energy requirements for the new extension to satisfy building control. We worked closely with the main contractor and client during the build process, ensuring the project ran smoothly.
The project was completed in the summer of 2015.
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