Commercial, Industrial // Durham

The former Godfrey Syrett warehouse and distribution building on Belmont Industrial Estate in Durham was acquired by Kans and Kandy for their wholesale distribution business. Totalling circa 100,000sq. ft, Kans & Kandy appointed IBA to design the alteration and refurbishment of the existing warehouse and office areas for their use as a new head office whilst offering part of the site for rental opportunities.

The warehouse was divided into two to allow Kans & Kandy to fit out half with new racking, packing stations, toilet and welfare facilities whilst the other half has been refurbished to offer space for the rental market. The existing roof covering has been completely removed and replaced with new insulated cladding and the masonry walls have been over clad with new insulated cladding improving the thermal efficiency of the entire envelope.

The existing office area has been completely refurbished incorporating new full height curtain walling, composite wall cladding, feature profiles to the main entrances, glass partitions and external ground mounted up lighting to illuminate the new façade.

Externally the former sprinkler tank pond has been infilled to create hard and soft landscaped areas incorporating cobbled paths, gabion baskets, seating and planting offering an inviting and welcoming approach to the newly refurbished building.

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