We completed the successful renovation and refurbishment of the existing premises into offices for our architectural practice, as well as flats above. Special consideration was required here, as the buildings are listed and within the Conservation Area of Welshpool.
The existing building was subsiding and had been built in the 1830s over the route of an historical watercourse. All foundations to the rear of the property had consequently washed away; we were involved in a very complicated demolition and rebuild project which required considerable collaboration between design and build teams on a daily basis. With close engagement with the building team, as Conservation Architects we overcame those structural challenges and successfully converted the building.
We retained the language of the existing building where possible, and as part of the refurbishment we exposed graffiti from the 1890s . We were fortunate enough to track down the author of this graffiti, who became a vicar in the south of England in the early 1910s! This forms a discussion piece for every meeting that we have in our new offices in Welshpool.
- Conversion and refurbishment of listed buildings into offices and flats
- Our Role
- Conservation Architect, planning and site management services