This scheme brought back into use a prominent building in the heart of Heswall, Wirral. The existing building was constructed as a Co-op in the 1950’s and had been empty since 2006 when Kwik Save vacated the premises.
The building was subdivided into a number of smaller retail units and the external elevations were redesigned to soften the corner and create a distinctive, contemporary but not overstated building. It integrates the units on the corner of Telegraph Road and The Mount and uses sympathetic materials. The natural red sandstone of the piers and fins reflects the traditional local use of sandstone, especially the sawn sandstone in Lloyds Bank (Grade ll Listed) on the other side of The Mount. The green cladding matches the green slate cladding at roof and first floor level on the adjacent Castle Buildings.
In addition the signage palette employed by each business has been restricted to simple white lettering [some with illumination] which has added to the coherence of the finished scheme.
LOCATION: Heswall, Wirral
STATUS: Completed April 2012