Abbey Group Cambridgeshire Ltd / Baxter & King Ltd
Design & Build
The scheme is for the conversion and extension of an existing office building in the centre of Milton Keynes for residential use.
The original (primarily) open plan office building was fully clad with a curtain glazing system. This external wall type works well for an open plan office arrangement, but one of the main sensitivities for this project was the adaptation of the external wall to enable the change of use for residential purposes, which tends to have a more cellular organisation of spaces. The use of clever party wall details at the interface with the external envelope, enabled the retention of the curtain walling glazing , resulting in attractive naturally well-lit interior spaces.
Interesting interior design details, such as the integrated LED strip lighting at window heads, provides exciting interior spaces against the night time sky.
Roof extensions provide penthouse apartments to the top storey of the building with panoramic views of Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
An artificial green wall to the entrance external are provides an exlusive and unique feel to this city centre apartment complex, which is now highly sought after.