266 Glossop Road

Sheffield, UK

Sector

Residential

266 Glossop Road, Sheffield, was home to Sinclair's China and Glass shop for over thirty years. Occupying a classic mid Victorian terrace the family run retail operation had expanded to occupy the whole urban block. Project Orange was appointed to produce proposals for the redevelopment of the site to create a new retail emporium and offices for the client together with twenty two apartments above. Car parking is provided in a new basement level.

The form of the building can be seen as a collision between two geometries; a flowing curvilinear facade meeting a rectilinear core. Bounded by roads on three sides, early studies showed that the most logical footprint was a three sided square spiral around a central well, providing light to a double height atrium to the rear of the shop and sheltered access decks for the residents above. The tail of the spiral abuts open land to the north, whilst the spiral core adjoins a proposed new development of student accommodation.

The three public facades of the building are wrapped in jet-black machine made brick challenging the orthodoxy of the municipal red brick vernacular. The perimeter of the trapezoidal site is rendered fluid yet hard, the form evoking a tower and a prow at the site's most prominent corners without ever being literal. The windows to the apartments, all floor to ceiling, are deeply recessed within the brick skin and occur at random intervals, shuffled across the facade.

We perceived the building as a metaphor for the client's business embracing the paradox of presenting the refined, precious and decorative against a hard-edged industrial townscape.

The building has garnered numerous awards including an RIBA award, Yorkshire Building of the Year, Building for Life Award and a Housing Design Award.

Awards

Building for Life Awards

Building for Life Awards

Winner

08 October 2008

RIBA

National Award

Winner

30 November 2007

RIBA

Yorkshire White Rose Awards

Yorkshire Building of the Year Winner

22 November 2007

RIBA

RIBA Awards

Winner

03 October 2007

Housing Design Awards

Exhibition of Excellence

Winner

23 August 2007

Roses Design Awards

Best Residential Project

Winner

19 June 2006

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266 Glossop Road awarded yet again!

Yorkshire Building of the Year

Local recognition for Project Orange's black brick Sinclair Building (Sheffield) as it scoops RIBA Yorkshire White Rose Award 2007!

RIBA Award for 266 Glossop Road, Sheffield

Project Orange's first major building has scooped a prestigious RIBA award. The iconic building, wrapped in jet-black machined bricks, is a mixed use development of twenty two apartments, two self contained office units and two retail units.

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