Whitehall Homes commissioned Re-Format to transform a derelict 1970s office building in East Grinstead into 38 apartments along with a new ‘penthouse’ floor containing modern offices.
The design challenge was to extend and renovate the original structure in such a way that the new additions complimented the 1970s architecture without replicating some of the more ‘brutish’ details.
The integration of a series of projecting elegant glazed balconies has reanimated and transformed the appearance of the original facades. In addition a dramatic new roof line has been created by setting back the new offices from the masonry structure below.
This not only provides a crowning feature to the development but also forms a series of pleasant terraces for the office personnel.
“We are very happy with the level of professional service and look forward to our continued relationship on future projects.”
— Partner, Whitehall Homes LLP