Chipping Norton offices redesigned
Remodelling offices in the Chipping Norton conservation area
Our client asked us to remodel a commercial property in central Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. The property had been neglected over the years, and was being used as storage and staff rooms. It is located within the boundaries of the recently remodelled Cooperative carpark and as a result looked at odds with its surroundings in a prominent location, with a structure made primarily from insipid brick and concrete, providing a very solid mass.
The existing two-storey elevation was adapted to create a sophisticated, modern space with reworked elevations and an animated roofline. A small architecturally designed addition to the existing framework was created to reorientate the building by enabling the rear to become the front and focal point, with a signature entrance.
The new front extension provides access to the offices inside and through a tall, glazed front door. With subtle lighting, this entrance provides a point of intrigue within the car park.
The previously hard exterior is now punctuated with large picture windows, giving a glimpse of the working environment inside. The windows have been dressed with Cor-ten steel which will weather in time to a rich, rust colour, providing further depth to the building as a whole. The reveals have been finished in hardwood timber, giving a dimension which suggests direction and flow.
12 Sep '17
Are you a Chipping Norton resident? If so we are sure you have noticed the progress to the build next door to the Co-op car park.
5 Sep '16
Our team of architects in Oxford are delighted to announce that we have gained planning permission for offices in the heart of Chipping Norton, a town renowned for being ‘the gateway to the…