Born + Raised

Mixology Award Winning Interior

Born + Raised (We Are) – Design Agency Studio – Brand communications specialists. Located in the Victoria Quays canal basin, the Grade II listed grain warehouse was built between 1816 and 1819 for the purpose of storing and distributing grain by boat. The Grain Warehouse with its unique internal features had been empty for far too long.

About the project

What they wanted:

  • To create a studio space that had a unique atmosphere.
  • An environment that fed creative minds.
  • A WOW factor for clients.
  • An element of domesticity.
  • Space to expand.

What we did:

  • Sympathetic refurbishment of a grade II listed building that has power and heating with RHI.
  • A full change of use from historical industrial to a creative design studio.
  • Breathed new life into the interior and brought it back in harmony with the external features of the canal.
  • Innovative use of existing architectural features.
  • Modifications to the lower part of the hoppers was made to act as a primary source of illumination to the studio. Energy efficient LED lighting was adopted as the solution to provide a uniform white light.
  • Frameless glazing to allow natural light penetration to cellular spaces such as meeting rooms and offices and to provide great views of the internal features.
  • Acoustic enhancements were added to reduce airborne sound from spaces that had a requirement for creativity and thought.
  • Resourced sustainable materials and systems that have a minimal impact on the environment.

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