Bringing in our technical experience, we worked with Peter’s original designs and formed a cost efficient plan for the build. Deciding to play with the space between the walls of the original structure and restricting the construction to one story, instead of two, also made room for a spacious design that felt more inline with Andrew’s original vision.
The building phase always has the potential to unearth hidden complications. The site was built above an old dock, which we had planned to fill in. This became a far more costly job than we had imagined – which is where our earlier cost cutting came in handy. From electric vehicle charging points, photo-voltaic panels and rainwater harvesting to underfloor heating and external insulation, we met Andrew’s ambition for an eco conscious space with a striking piece of sustainable architecture. And with a glazed central atrium and kitchen, and a direct view from the front door through to the river beyond, we created a place tailored for collaboration, too.