Priory Road Offices

  • client
  • Cosmetic Digital
  • contract value
  • £TBC
  • date
  • 2018
  • sector
  • Offices
  • location
  • West Bridgford
  • contact
  • Jamie Brown

Nottingham based full service digital agency Cosmetic Digital approached Rayner Davies with a brief to help them with their expansion into new purpose designed offices in West Bridgford. An existing building had been identified on a prominent corner within the commercial area.

The property needed a complete restoration and an extension to provide the 2,500 sq ft of office required for Cosmetic Digital’s team of designers, developers and digital marketeers. The approved design was a contemporary high-quality extension which responds to the existing grain of the largely residential area. The scheme references the vernacular of the area with red brick to the ground floor and a distinctly different upper level in terms of material and form. The proposed extension references the prominent gable form found within the area, in a contemporary way, using high quality materials such as zinc which is appropriate for the longevity and low maintenance required of an office development. This gable form is designed to provide a frontage to Priory Road which is currently lacking in the existing ‘awkward’ corner configuration found in the existing building. The large area of glazing within the gable form maximises views across to Bridgford Park.

The existing building is refurbished to provide a contemporary feel. The facades are re-rendered with new windows minimising the amount of decorative woodwork. The main entrance area and canopy is reconfigured removing any requirement for entrance steps. The distinction between new and old is maintained with a simple angled panel in aluminium framed glazing.