A HISTORIC RETROFIT – WHY IT MAKES COMMERCIAL SENSE TO UPGRADE EXISTING BUILDINGS
The success of this project can be measured in the reduction of the Energy Performance Certificate from E to B and an increase in the rental value of 75%, justifying the investment by the landlord and attracting a new and very happy tenant.
The original architect is unknown but the building, built in 1888, presents layers of historical significance in the architecture, technology and human activity that has taken place here. Therefore a conservation approach has been taken in developing concepts for how best to retrofit the fabric of the roof, interior and whole new servicing infrastructure, whilst preserving and enhancing its character. Several significant alterations were made to the building, particularly in the years of occupation by the Rifles. Not least after damage caused by a bomb dropped from a Zeppelin in 1915!