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Project Orange wins planning for 'parasitic' office scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Project Orange has secured planning permission for this overhaul and rooftop extension of a Victorian industrial brick building in Sheffield

The disused building in Shoreham Street, on the edge of the Cultural Industries Quarter Conservation Area, will be converted into a ‘warehouse-style’ restaurant with large offices and studios sat about in a ‘contrasting but complementary’ upper volume.

According to the practice, the new extension ‘is a contemporary yet laconic in form’ and ‘an abstract evocation of the industrial roofscapes that used to dominate the city’.

A spokesman said: ‘It is parasitical in nature, engaging with the host structure in a couple of locations, where windows bite into the existing building. The proposed new roof profile will create dramatic sweeping ceiling profiles in the new accommodation, a sectional dynamism that is to be further enhanced by the use of double height volumes in the duplex units created.’

Work is set to start on site next month (January 2011).


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