The building has now been topped out and is watertight. The next phase includes the link block to connect the new canalside building to the existing suite of warehouses. A sample of the feature façade will soon be made up for checking before the full integrated shading and balustrading is installed to protect and articulate the south-facing façade.
The new building will act as a hub for the sites’ numerous artists and artisans, housing a cafe and exhibition spaces. The building has been stepped back at ground and first floor levels to provide a public apron onto the canal and connection to the new footbridge.