We are delighted to have received two RIBA Regional Awards for our Grade 2 listed Squirrel Works project. The RIBA judges felt that it was not only one of the best buildings to be completed in the region this year but that the project should also be recognised for its success in conserving an at risk historic building in an exemplary manner.
"Squirrel Works is a sensitive and imaginative repurposing of a Grade II listed former silver factory within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter conservation area. The careful uncovering of the original building to deliver a series of apartments topped off with an understated and well detailed roof top penthouse has been delivered in a thoughtful and intelligent way. It retains the patina of history that the building has experienced but has been layered with a clean and well-mannered architectural approach that provides a great partner to the original building.
The approach that has been taken on this project and the results they have achieved should act as an exemplar for projects of this nature in both conservation and imaginative re-purposing."
- RIBA judges