We are very pleased to have been awarded a prestigious Small/Medium project of the year award at the MIXOLOGY AWARDS 2015, which took place at Hilton Deansgate in Manchester on the 3rd December 2015.
The project we entered for this year’s award was The Grain Warehouse in Victoria Quays, Sheffield for our client Born + Raised (We Are) – brand communications specialists. The Grade II Listed Grain House was built in 1816-1819 for storing grain, for distribution by boats travelling along the canal network. After being largely neglected for 20+ years the building had suffered water damage and minor structural faults, although it benefitted from good natural light and encompassed some fantastic features.
The client’s brief was to create a studio space that had a unique atmosphere, an environment that fed creative minds and a WOW factor for clients. Our vision was to maximise the power of the interior’s natural features and form, the Grain Hoppers were crying out to be something. Light bulb moment! We designed the lighting to become part of the hopper spout, providing the primary source of illumination to the studio. Energy efficient LED lighting of course!
We designed in materials and finishes using a subtle blend between reclaimed and new, utilising Alea ‘Atreo’ desking and storage, with Boss ‘APP’ seating. The restoration of the internal finishes has been painstaking, not forgetting the constraints that come with a Grade II listed interior.