2018 • Commercial
Early 2018 marked the start of works to convert a disused barn into a new office for Aqua Construction in the beautiful, rural location of Elmore. To the North of the property lies the River Severn, to the South is the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and the East and West are marked by extensive fields. Built upon old farmland the building was previously used as a Dutch Hay Barn; the structure of which was kept and incorporated into the building of the new office.
The vision for the new office facilities was a contemporary take on the old farm building that had stood on the site previously. The exterior of the building was built in new reclaimed-effect bricks, with black timber-effect cladding, to complement the surrounding agricultural architecture while a large glazed main entrance added a modern twist. Meanwhile, feature brick walls have been used throughout the interior, as well as oak-framed glass walls and doors, for a stylish nod to the building’s industrial heritage.
The new office consists of:
- One open plan main office
- Two back offices
- Training/ board room
- Meeting room
- Storage area
- Kitchen and W/C facilities
December 21st 2018 marked the completion of the build, much to the delight of the whole team.
The office was shortlisted as a finalist in the LABC West of England Awards 2019 for Best Small Commerical Project and Best Conversion or Change of Use of an Existing Building.