Thread were selected with three other Sheffield based architects to submit designs to reimagine this landmark building in Sheffield as a new bar and dining space.
We felt it was important to maintain the clarity of the main front building that is so recognisable to local people and celebrate the former residential scale spaces inside. To the rear, across a yard and in contrast to the house was the former factory spaces. Here we looked to strip these back to make the most of their simple forms and honest materials.
Our new light and contemporary intervention then weaved between the two taking the visitor on a zig zagging path and find new spaces and views that culminated in a bold new entertainment venue sat above the old factory and acting as a beacon for the new design.