Liverpool-based K2 Architects has completed the £2m transformation of an industrial unit into the new regional office for fit-out firm Morris & Spottiswood in Birchwood, Warrington.
Garrett House, a 12,000 sq ft of warehouse and office acquired by Morris & Spottiswood, was remodelled along design guidelines generated through a series of workshops led by K2 with the client's staff.
Extensive structural remodelling allowed a retrofit over the existing cladding with a new façade, opening up the entrance area with new curtain walling, allowing natural light into the reception area and meeting rooms above.
Mark Davies, director of K2, said: "Morris & Spottiswood wanted to continue its investment in the North West business and team, whilst creating an impressive regional office able to service the English market. Rather than demolish the original building, we completely remodelled it in order to maximise space and minimise the build cost. The result is a creative and stimulating corporate building to showcase their aspirations as a leading fit-out contractor to both existing and potential clients, whilst integrating the distinctive personality of the Morris & Spottiswood brand."
Davies said an increasing number of firms across the UK are looking to refurbish and upgrade existing premises as opposed to relocating.
He added: "K2 Architects has a track record of transforming industrial spaces into innovative corporate headquarters that house all of the company's functions under one roof.
"We are keen to work with businesses to show them how we can deliver exactly the building they require without the expense and disruption of moving."