Friday, August 14, 2020

Lincoln development inspired by city’s heritage and Tate Modern

The design of Lincoln’s new residential and commercial development One The Brayford has been inspired by the city’s industrial heritage and the iconic Tate Modern building on London’s Bankside.

One The Brayford is a mixed-use scheme of 89 luxury apartments and three retail units on Brayford Wharf developed by Lincoln-based Jackson & Jackson Developments, in partnership with Richardsons Capital LLP.

The development, which is in month five of its 18-month construction phase, has been designed by fellow Lincoln firm Stem Architects, who were inspired by the structure of the famous Tate Modern and have emulated what will be a striking glass rooftop extension.

Mark King, of Stem Architects, said: “One The Brayford is an exciting development that has a great deal of design opportunity.

“The existing building that is being renovated is made of red brick which is very much part of the Lincoln vernacular and draws back to the industrial heritage of Brayford Pool. We felt it was important to retain that history so we have worked hard to retain red brick in the design of the scheme.

“While being sympathetic to the surroundings, it was also key for us and our client to have a modern and striking element to the exterior that is in keeping with the high-spec luxury apartments that will be housed inside.

“After looking at a number of options we were impressed with the glass roof extension at the Tate Modern in London and wanted to create something similar in Lincoln at One The Brayford. Like the Tate, this scheme is next to water and the glass extension will not only look impressive but will allow floor to ceiling views of the beautiful city of Lincoln”.

Dominik Jackson, director of Jackson & Jackson Developments, said: “Undertaking a renovation of an existing building is always a challenge and one that myself and the team have relished.

“Stem have done an excellent job of perfectly marrying the old and new and the outcome will be an incredibly exciting and aesthetically pleasing building.

“As developers we are ambitious in our schemes and want to create the best for the communities we develop in. The glass roof extension is a first for Lincoln as is the three retail units having the potential for outdoor roof terraces, the latter being a unique addition to the already thriving Brayford Wharf promenade.

“As well as the latest structures being used, we are also incorporating the latest technology that will allow the building to perform efficiently.

“We have had really positive feedback from the people of Lincoln on the design of One The Brayford and I can’t wait to see the completed project”.

Stem Architects has worked with Jackson & Jackson Developments previously on the 500 bed student accommodation scheme The Gateway on Ruston Way, which opened in 2014.

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