Barley Mow Centre, The Silver Platter Building: Five-Storey New Build
The commercial development of Barley Mow Centre’s Silver Platter Building for Workspace Group Plc.
The works include the demolition of an existing ancillary extension and the construction of a brand new enlarged five-storey building, comprising of mixed-use space and offices.
The building has been wrapped in Canadian Western Red Cedar cladding and features a series of staggered landscaped terraces with living walls and roofs; minimising the visual impact of the new building and creating much-needed green space in an already landlocked site.
New openings have been formed linking the newly constructed Silver Platter Building to the existing Victorian, Barley Mow Centre. The works also included the refurbishment of the current ‘front of house’ areas comprising of the entrance, reception, open plan co-working offices and a new kitchen and cafe area just off of the Barley Mow Passage.
The newly refurbished areas feature quirky details such as black OSB panelling and polished concrete floors; a nod to the former use of the building as a wallpaper factory, whilst bringing the building up to date and ready for modern-day use.
All works were completed to meet BREEAM ‘Very good’.