Jersey Street, Ancoats, won via a HCA competitive tender, has brought back into use two historic buildings within the Ancoats Conservation area, one of them a disused sub-station, the other a pair of abandoned 2 storey cottages. The buildings have been extensively remodelled and are the home of our new head office.
Situated on a prominent corner location the existing buildings have been linked together via a new two storey glazed bridge. The main office spaces are open plan, with service areas behind. To the rear, a small courtyard provides car and cycle parking and a separate staff entrance. The brickwork and decorative stonework has been cleaned and re-pointed whilst the existing arched openings have been extended vertically to add a contemporary contrast to the existing visual character and improve the outlook from the principal spaces to the street.
"The project holds a special place in my heart, not only due to the fact I came across it by mistake whilst attending the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business seminars, but for the opportunity it gave us to showcase what we do best in turning this old unloved and unused Substation into the contemporary and functional head office building we occupy today...A jewel in the heart of Ancoats."