Padstow Business Units
Padstow Business Units, Cornwall
ADG were commissioned by Padstow Town Council to design new business units to replace the old fish sheds on the south harbour quay at Padstow in Cornwall. We increased the original single storey design to two, which enabled the housing of existing and new tenants effecting a regeneration of the port of Padstow.
ADG worked closely with the Town Council and existing tenants to create a building within the Council’s budget that would compliment the surrounding area and could withstand the tough marine environment. The building has won several awards since its completion.
On the ground floor, the building was designed on a repeated grid to create identical spaces that could be separately let or combined to create larger units. This approach allowed Padstow Town Council maximum flexibility in accommodating both existing businesses and those new to the location.
The external materials were chosen to reflect the context of the quayside and fishing boats and the semi-industrial use, utilising galvanized steelwork, concrete facing blockwork and timber cladding for the walls. A standing seam metal system was used for the roof.
Rick Stein continues to be the most famous tenant of the building, with a Fish and Chip establishment located on the ground floor. His Cookery School on the first floor has been highly successful and the fit out of this space was also originally designed by us to appear as part of the building design as a whole. The marine design cues continue into the materials, colours and shapes to create a unique and bespoke experience.
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