With recent investment in the Baltic Triangle and a desire to create a new creative quarter within the city, Next Big Thing have completely refurbished the building to provide high specification, affordable workspaces of various sizes.
We were asked by the client to design and install a system that would be able to take up to 40 radiators, 3 kitchens and 4 toilets including a disabled toilet.
Upon further inspection we realised that space was an issue as we couldn’t fit a traditional hot water storage system. Therefore, we decided to use 2 Worcester combi-boilers which allowed us to split the 2 floors running hot water from each boiler.
As a lot o the pipe work was on show, we decided it would look best using copper on the old school type fittings.
The proud gables have been restored to reinstate the ‘townhouse warehouse’ which was common in this area and the existing loading bays have been maintained as large entrances and shopfronts. The studio spaces have large windows, integrated shutters in the existing arched voids, exposed structure and brickwork alongside inherently grand floor-to-ceiling heights.