Hyde Point, Manchester, Extension & Refurbishment
Client: Invopak Ltd
A new office headquarters and warehouse for a packaging company in Manchester. The site is within the old industrial hinterland of Hyde, close to the River Thame (Mersey) and Peak Valley Canals - the cradle of the industrial revolution. An existing concrete framed sausage factory building dating from the 1950’s is being re-used and refurbished as the distribution warehouse and a new attached office building created. The design picks up on the classic factory saw-tooth roofing of the existing building but subverts and transforms it into an undulating surface that wraps around two elevations and becomes a translucent canopy protecting the loading bays. an existing chimney breaks through this surface and is repainted helping signify the new goods entrance and celebrate the present owners and the buildings past.