Group Ginger are re-configuring and adapting the existing building to create a more welcoming, active, and engaging environment to enhance the visitor and learning experience.
Throughout our proposals, we have focused on creating moments for social interaction, encouraging a hub for discourse within the new welcome spaces. Block colour and natural materials are used to zone spaces, with a focus on robustness, tactility, and sustainability. This helps to improve sightlines and building legibility, encouraging the visitor to explore the whole building.
Central to the proposals are the new engagement workshop, a dedicated space for creative learners of all ages. By maximising the efficiency of existing offices, we were able to carve out space on the second floor by converting a former meeting room into a dedicated workshop, inviting visitors to enjoy a part of the building which was previously not publicly accessible.
Nestled behind the 90s granite façade, the new engagement workshop provides a blank canvas to allow the imagination to run wild. Prominently placed within the building, the space benefits from an abundance of daylight and natural ventilation to support a comfortable learning environment.
We’re excited to see the scheme come to life as works begin on site next year!