The project is located within the Gorse Stacks Masterplan, Chester and accommodates 35,000 sqft of grade A office with associated parking. It will compliment other mixed-use neighbouring proposals also designed by stephenson STUDIO.
The site is an important ‘gateway’ to the northern entrance to the historic city, which demands a powerful design that is simultaneously sensitive to the historic neighbours. The design is conceived as a glazed object surmounted on a sandstone plinth. The façade is reduced to a human scale by the introduction of cor-ten and sandstone panels, which provides a contemporary foil to the adjoining historic buildings.