The mixed-use scheme by AHMM combines commercial office and retail with a nine-unit residential building
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris for Adena Property Investments
Contract value: £26m
Gross internal area: 8,320 m²
Cost per m²: £3,125
Breakers Place forms part of the mixed-use Nottingdale Campus on a site once occupied by industrial units, car parking and goods yards. It now provides 60,000sqft of commercial office and retail in its George Building and a nine-unit residential building.
The new buildings drop in scale to mediate between the earlier phases of the masterplan and housing to the east. The George Building is split into two wings, running from north to south on the site. At the main entrance a striking red metalwork staircase and reception desk welcome visitors, whilst upper-level offices are accessed via a bright, top-lit core with robust, tactile and elegantly detailed exposed concrete and brick surfaces (concrete has a 40 per cent GGBS cement replacement).
The residential block bookends the development sitting comfortably with three dual-aspect flats per level. A local café has been reintroduced facing on to the newly pedestrianised route. Overall the development contributes positively to the ongoing rejuvenation of this former industrial area.