The client required the existing furniture shop to be converted into a three storey A3/A4 use, providing outside space which was the start of the cafe culture enjoyed in Windermere today.
We recently refurbished the ground floor and altered access to the basement.
The challenges for this project were to find suitable escape routes for the first and second floors. This was achieved by refurbishing a derelict stone spiral staircase to the rear of the property. The building is in Windermere Conservation Area; it is steel framed and stone clad with substantial glazing panels. These features were retained and enhanced.