Convert a listed but neglected Victorian building into a functional and interesting leisure space, with a design sensitive to the local area.
The annex is an outbuilding which forms phase 2 of the original Mercury House project completed a year earlier.
It is a clarified, cohesive space with a simple palette of colours, materials and use of light boxes. Exposed columns create a rhythm that is picked up with panelling throughout. Muted at first glance, doors open to reveal a deep red beyond into niches and rooms.
Completed: January 2016
Architect: Studio Ageli
Consultants: Atom structural engineers, Mike Scott/MGS, Nigel Roucou quantity surveying
Contractor: Green Island Construction
Photography: Michele Panzeri