|Nos 22 and 24 Friar Lane are part of an impressive, Grade II listed terrace of Georgian townhouses in the historic Greyfriars area of Leicester, close to the Richard III Visitor Centre and Leicester cathedral.
Both buildings were changed into offices and merged in an unsympathetic conversion in the 1970s, when the original staircases were removed and the floor sub-divided into small cellular offices.
The new occupants of the property are part of the emerging creative technology sector in Leicester, which requires flexible workspace for dynamic and growing businesses.
Using existing doorways and newly formed openings, the floors now have semi-open layouts to enable teamwork and internal communication as well as providing quiet areas for undisturbed research and development.
During the various stages of the contemporary refurbishment the spacious atmosphere of the original Georgian townhouses were re-instated, original features were repaired and the street facade was refurbished and redecorated.
|Refurbished street facade||Semi-open office floor plan|
|Entrance lobby and reception||Concept diagram|