Client: Blum UK Our Role: Architectural Design Construction: £3 million Completion: Facilities: Warehousing, Premium Office Space Appointment: Area: Awards: Photography:
Blum UK presented careyjones with an unusual brief – to design a building to meet their practical needs whilst also expressing the nature of their business – kitchen cabinet hinge and draw systems.
The resulting form provides 21,000 sqft of warehousing optimized to suit Blum racking layouts with 11,000 sqft of Grade A Office space, pushed towards the road with a striking folded angular form – the hinge – and a projecting showroom – the pull-out drawer! The Office element sits within a carefully landscaped garden to emphasize the different function and benefits from automatic external blinds to control the internal environment.
Blum UK have been established in the country for over 30 years and the completion of the building in 2003 – on time and within budget – has further reinforced their standing as acknowledged market leaders.