Project Description

The entire 2nd floor of this well-known faculty building was destroyed in a fire, also causing substantial damage to the rest of the building. This gave the client the opportunity to re-assess the internal layouts to increase its usage. Design development resulted in an entire additional floor being added to the building, contained inside the original high roof, prevalent in most 1960’s middle campus buildings, using the roof as a mansard type roof and thus having very minimal effect on the aesthetic and heritage character. The end result is a building with over 25% increase in usable space within the original walled and roofed envelope. Time was of the extreme essence, the fire occurred mid December, consultants appointed first week in January and re-construction commenced in March that year. Beneficial occupation was taken in April the following year.