Newcastle Borough Council appointed us to fully refurbish Lancaster Building. The building is a grade 2 listed three-storey building in the town centre. It was built in the late 1930s.
The refurbishment project involved installation of a new glass lift, improved insulation, double-glazed steel windows, heating and lighting, toilets, glazed perimeter canopy and improved disabled access. A number of original features were retained and restored by craftsmen. These included terrazzo floors, travertine walls, cantilevered concrete canopy and brass, bronze and lead fittings.
Tarpey Woodfine collaborated with and coordinated a full design team. We also liaised with the local planning authority, conservation officer, English Heritage and project funders.
We achieved the North Staffordshire Architecture and Urban design awards for sensitive refurbishment and contribution to the sustainability and regeneration of Town Centres.