• Integration of heritage and modern
• Street front enhancement
Extending and modernising the available commercial floor space of a Victorian building presents unique challenges. The award-winning solution by PB&A maintains and enhances the heritage values of the existing building, while introducing unapologetically modern components to the rear.
Careful material selections and building forms were combined to create a pleasant and surprising commercial space enhanced by a sheltered courtyard. The new building is a simple composition of rough concrete walls supporting a folded roof which bridges the gap between the new and the old. The addition of a pavilion, service block and courtyard to the rear of the original building has activated an otherwise disused street edge and added a valuable hospitality tenancy to the site.