Council Offices, John Finnie Street

Smith Design Associates

This project brings a derelict retained facade back into service and develops a brownfield site in Kilmarnock's Central Conservation Area. East Ayrshire Council occupy five floors of offices in a private development. The front elevation is a restored 18th Century opera house in red sandstone, the rear faces a historic warehouse quarter and is built in brick to warehouse style proportions. While the front is a formal symmetrical homogeneous elevation the rear is divided into five bays expressed in different bricks suggesting independant buidlings, while fenestration is irregularly placed to convey the absence of formal composition.

Location

The Opera House
6 - 14 John Finnie Street
KILMARNOCK KA1 1DD
United Kingdom

Contact

Andy Duncan
Director
andrew.duncan@smithdesign.co.uk

Client

Klin Holdings Ltd

Completed

October 2012

Size

2909 sqm GIFA

Categories

  • Commercial
  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • Public