This project was awarded Highly Commended in the New Build Modern category at the Natural Stone Awards 2012.
The official guide said, 'This project consists of the refurbishment of a large 18th century house with a substantial new office building at the rear.The project has been designed with great skill, an element of which is passive cooling that requires solar shading for the glass façades. This is provided by large, vertical Portland limestone-clad steel fins that form a colonnade around the building.
The fins are designed to accept up to 60mm movement at the top, which was a challenge that the stone detailing has overcome. This is an excellent scheme overall that makes an imaginative use of stone.'