Factory RefurbishmentLangport, Somerset
This extensive Factory Refurbishment has taken an old seed factory and converted it into commercial office space. The new owners asked O2i Design to design a flexible office space which could be used by a variety of tenants. Today this refurbished factory is home to many rural businesses.
The original building was a complex arrangement of spaces. The brick and concrete building has a huge ‘footprint’. It covers two floors set into a steep hill. The site meant there was no natural light to the middle of the building. O2i Design consultants were asked to help design flexible office space, secure the use, gaining planning and building regulations approval. Our designers developed a simple strategy for the layout of the building. The new design brings daylight into a central stairwell and forms an arrangement that is flexible. The new plans accommodate a range of tenants while complying with the more complex regulations of multi-occupancy commercial buildings. With a strict budget, it was vital to establish a strategy for the building from the start, and fit-out work continues as more tenants arrive.