Portfolio of A-Squared Architects, Norwich, Norfolk

Sowerbys Office

TYPE: Renovation of Grade II building into offices and residential

Address: Queen St, Norwich

Sowerbys Office

Photographs courtesy of Sowerbys

Asquared were recently appointed by the prestigious Norfolk property company Sowerbys to act as their architect for their new Norwich office. Situated on Queen St, in the heart of the city this sprawling Grade II listed building was formerly the offices of the famous Victorian architect Edward Boardman but has been vacant for a number of years and sadly fallen into disrepair. The key to the project was the construction of a glazed link and courtyard at the rear of the building which has now connected the two previously separate halves of the building. The ground and first floors have been carefully and sympathetically renovated to provide new office spaces in conjunction with a luxurious client reception area, cloakrooms, a kitchen and modern IT facilities. The second floor has also been converted to provide a luxurious self-contained apartment with a contemporary roof terrace which has views towards the Anglican Cathedral and its historic surroundings.