Weathering steel exoskeleton evokes industrial heritage of the site
London RIBA Regional Award 2019
Eric Parry Architect for Argent (Property Development) Services
Contract value: Undisclosed
What could have been a clumsy wedge-shaped commercial building sits very comfortably on the complicated slopes of this site. The change of external levels on the northern facade, which fronts a steep road gradient, has also been handled expertly. By choosing exposed weathering steel for the structural exoskeleton, the architect has evoked the industrial heritage of the site. This finely proportioned new building contributes significantly to the distinctive character of this bold regeneration project.