29 Jan 2021 • shedkm

workspaces for brave new thinking

As we bravely enter 2021, we are continuing to stay busy on a number of exciting commercial projects and masterplans which will transform workplaces across the country! including Number 3 Brent Cross Town in London, Bordesley Junction in Birmingham and Jamaica Street in Liverpool.

Designs for future workspaces at Number 3 Brent Cross Town (pictured, left) have this month been revealed. One of three initial commercial buildings in the masterplan, the project is part of the new 180-acre North London neighbourhood, Brent Cross Town. 221,000 sq ft of net-zero carbon offices will be located next to the new Brent Cross West station and its associated square, due to be completed in 2022. Office spaces have been designed with an expansive double height reception, a timber floor structure, flexible open floorplates leading onto balconies to improve wellbeing and productivity and a striking warehouse-style roof pavilion with terraces and views of the 50 acres of green landscaped parks and playing fields, and to Hampstead Heath.

Meanwhile in Birmingham, we are working alongside HUB on the masterplan of Bordesley Junction in Digbeth. This scheme, developed in collaboration with the local community, won planning approval in December and will feature up to 2,000 homes, with creatives workspaces featuring throughout. More than half of all ground floor units across the site will be allocated for affordable workspace, providing essential studio spaces for many of the artists and makers in this creative area. The masterplan will provide the creative communities with places to work, socialise, shop and play.

Up in Liverpool, shedkm’s Jamaica Street project is set to transform and extend an existing six storey warehouse into new office space, with rooftop terrace and cafe bar. The offices will save and bring back to life a significant heritage asset located within the Baltic Triangle – an area of ever-growing development which forms a thriving and exciting part of Liverpool.

The scheme will generate just over 2800m2 office space varying in shape, size and character, determined by the layout and features of the existing building. The existing brickwork facade is to be retained with an additional three storey flat roof extension, clad in weathered metal with exposed steel frame, to complement the existing finishes and celebrate the industrial heritage of the site.

We look forward to sharing more updates on these upcoming commercial projects with you soon, with other regional workspace initiatives in the home counties and Greater London also gaining momentum.

Read more about Number 3 Brent Cross Town in the Architects’ Journal here.

Read more about Jamaica Street in Place North West here.

Read more about Bordesley Junction in the Architects’ Journal here.