Riverside House has bagged two design awards in one week, being recognised by the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) for ‘Best Fitout of a Workspace’ and North West Insider Property Awards for ‘Design Excellence’, confirming that the development is stunning both inside and out.
As many of you will know, aside from the retention of the original 19th century façade on two sides of the building, the rest of Riverside House is entirely new build. Designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects, an additional floor was added as part of the works, and the building’s original footprint was doubled.
This unique blend of old and new – a trademark of the fund’s approach to large-scale regeneration – coupled with a bespoke industrial-influenced internal fit-out, meant that the building was recognised by both the BCO and Insider judges.
Riverside House was fully let prior to completion, with one of its new occupiers being Muse Developments. Muse Developments is part of the joint venture partnership, alongside Legal & General and Homes England, who together form The English Cities Fund, the delivery team behind New Bailey as well as some of the most complex and successful urban regeneration projects across the UK.
Riverside House may be the smallest of the new office developments at New Bailey, but what it lacks in sq ft, it more than makes up for in style and character, making it a very worthy winner in our eyes (even if we do say so ourselves.)