Part of a flagship regeneration development, this 8-storey office building with 2-storey basement car park provides 50,000 ft2 of high quality lettable CAT A office space on a key arterial route, overlooking a park on one side and integrated into the townscape on the other.
White Ink Architects worked closely with McAleer & Rushe D&B Contractors to develop the SCD Architects’ RIBA Stage 2+ design and deliver a commercially viable high quality office, designed to BCO standards which achieved BREEAM Excellent.
The angled flush-pointed glazed facade with its raking glazed ‘prow’ affords stunning views to the park to the north while, to the south, the building responds sympathetically to an adjacent listed church with a stepped warm yellow brick façade punctuated by box-framed glazed screens.
Photography by Andy Stagg
“White Ink Architects were always happy to engage in matters of minor detail, and that underpinned the success of this development.”
“We approached White Ink Architects following the viewing of their project – The Hill House. We felt that their careful response to working with and integration to existing buildings would be key to the success of our project. We are delighted with the openness of the new glazed extension and its ability to cross the divide between the internal and external realms.”
“White Ink Architects stood by their concept throughout design development and were able to demonstrate value when aspects of the design were challenged… such conviction has paid off… Project deliverables have met programme and quality targets.”
“They combine design flair with technical knowledge and bring the much needed element of ‘common sense’ to the design and build process.”
“They work in a collaborative and responsive way showing consideration and understanding of our functional needs, and our financial and time constraints.”
“They are always pro-active and prompt in dealing with the day to day issues that occur on a project.”
“…the refurbishment of the Whitehall Building is a feather in the cap for Sandy Row… its refurbishment breathes new life into the area.”
“White Ink Architects provided a unique and strong visual solution to this project working closely with our teams to ensure functionality was not compromised.”