RIBA Yorkshire Award
The angular, at-a-glance almost top-heavy addition to this old industrial carriage works is striking and bold. It has a playful quality and makes a somewhat irreverent gesture to the old building, but given the rather unprepossessing character of the neighbourhood, this seems the right way to respond.
The interior offers generous and quite unusual spaces for smaller creative businesses and perhaps due to it being originally designed as flats, there is a feel somewhere between a conventional office and a domestic environment. Internal features such as the dynamic sculptural plywood stair and recycling of original roof timbers as internal cladding provide a further depth and interest to the project. Tenants are optimistic that this redevelopment represents a positive sign for the future of the area.