The policy we pursued in trying to satisfy the brief was one of careful restoration coupled with clear contemporary expression of new uses where appropriate. As found, Eastgate was without an entrance. Our new projecting entrance uses the line of the east wall of the Roman fort which used to stand on the site.
Institutional office space is almost always created for unknown end users and in consequence, is bland and anonymous. Our adventurous developer client, coupled with a building which already had a strong personality, has allowed us the opportunity to make a place with which the occupants can identify.