Client: Hanro, Impec & Department of Justice
"Hanro and its partner on this project Impec could not be more delighted with the outcome. The quality of the finished building, the commercial letting, and return were far more than client expectations."
Duncan Barrie, The Hanro Group
Framwell House is the first new build office in Durham City Centre for 10 years, providing 1250sqm of high quality office space in the heart of Durham City Centre. The building has been carefully sited on the sloping site, built into the existing landscape, allowing it to be more sympathetic to the neighbouring Green Belt area and terraced housing. Taking cues from the industrial and rail heritage of the surrounding site, the building is clad in brick and corrugated panels in an innovative way. Using materials which are normally reserved for agricultural and industrial applications, the cutting-edge design and excellent craftsmanship makes for an excellence finished article.
Internally the craftsmanship and high-quality detailing/finish continues throughout. With exposed steel structure and services, the open plan offices are large light filled spaces with floor to ceiling windows providing expansive views of the city centre, the Cathedral and County Durham. As well as views the windows provide natural cross ventilation for the wellbeing of the user through ventilation panels.
The building is occupied by Durham's Probation Service who had strict design requirements which were interpreted to ensure these worked with the ethos of the building in terms of retaining the wellbeing aspects and servicing strategies.
LABC Northern - Best Non Residential New Build