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Project: Conversion of Former Workhouse
Location: Hexham


The Former Workhouse in Hexham is a unique opportunity to modify and convert the 1839 existing building into 34 modern homes, marrying the historic with contemporary design. The concept was to make the minimal number of additions or extensions to the existing buildings.  All additions would be facing the courtyard, keeping the public facades of the scheme virtually as existing.  We chose a palette of buff brick with red hues, clearly new, yet reflecting colours of the existing stone. The entrances to the flats have been emphasised through burgundy zinc frames, designed as helpful wayfinding mechanisms.  These entrance frames are mirrored in the window designs, such as the oriel window to the Master’s block. 


Visualisations Credit: Paul Sundin PS3D Visualisation.

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