breathing new life into a heritage building.


The Locomotive Workshops is an impressive artifact from the 19th century that needed to be heralded into the 21st century. It required a contemporary update to usher in a new stage of its life — this time as a series of brand-new innovative, collaborative workspaces and high-end retail tenancies.


The entire building was completely gutted out — leaving only its original framework in place. With the original structure stripped bare and remarkably revealed, we attached several lightweight platforms onto it. These provided a series of mezzanine levels and open spaces throughout the building. The resulting spaces were generously washed with sunlight — naturally highlighting the old and the new within the scheme.