◊ My involvement: July 2007 – November 2009
◊ The role: Design Architect / Project Architect / Architect Assistant; involved in design inception, preparing of planning drawings and documentation, fire safety certificate drawings and documentation, tender drawings and documentation and
◊ Phases involved: Design inception, Outline Proposals, Scheme Design, Detail Design / Building Regulations, Production Information, Project Planning, Fire Safety Certificate, Tender Action, Operations on site (Construction phase)
◊ Project value: 2.323m (fit-out excluded)
◊ Current status: Construction Completed in November 2009.
◊ Brief Project Description:
The building is orientated in approx. North - South direction perpendicular to the Harbour Point Road. It consists of a single structure with two rows of 12 No. units on each side, 24 No. units in total. The double height building consists of a ground floor and mezzanine levels at the back of each unit.
It is intended that the building will accommodate 24 no. individual small business storage units for different activities. Each unit will have its own signage for identification. A positive proportion of the façades is glazed to provide a good level of natural light into the units. A rhythm is created by columns finished to a high standard stone cladding in a combination of polished and brushed finishes, and defines the individual units. The roof overhangs the façade to give some solar protection and improve the general appearance of the building. The roof overhang will have selected downward public space lighting to the underside. The other buildings at the site in this location are simple and it is suggested that some variety in the design approach and quality is to be welcomed.
The building is positioned behind a reserve of 15m. This is a common reserve from the line of the road at previous permissions for development at the adjacent sites. The development has respected this reserve.
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