Fort Dunlop

Fort Dunlop

Architect
shedkm
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom | View Map
Category
Hotels

Fort Dunlop

shedkm as Architects

Fort Dunlop is the re-invention of an iconic yet derelict storage warehouse into 300,000 sq ft of quality office space, 100 bedroom hotel, retail and supportive landscape facilities.


It is an example of how close working client, architect + builder relationships can transform a derelict, forgotten building and re-invent an area of the city. This has been achieved through a speculative and flexible approach to use, budget and final occupation, whilst preserving the existing fabric and rigorously enforcing a series of bold, strong, design principles.


The existing building (designed by Sidney Stott and W W Gibbings) was built in the early 1920's as a tyre store for the neighbouring factories but had been derelict since the 1980's. The structure's depth of 52m and 5m column grid made the task of adaption to a new use problematic. The delivered solution was to develop a few simple design moves, which enhance the existing structure through an approach of discerning conservation.


Both the building's transformation in use, and the regenerative perception of Birmingham to those travelling along the M6 motorway, has been achieved. The existing structure has been enhanced by the new insertions which breathe new life into the scheme through clear considered expressive

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