Weavers House is a Grade II Listed Building, located on Mountergate, within the City Centre of Norwich. The open plan floor plates and abundance of natural light suited the buildings original use for weaving before latterly becoming a shoe & boot manufacturer and used by several commercial purposes over time.
The building was left in a poor state of repair, needing a sensitive adaptation and conversion to reinstate its use within the City. Therefore, working alongside BMA Construction Group and the building owners, works began to design and refurbish the property to provide four high end city residences. The proposal for the existing building consisted of three apartments, one to each floor which offered an open plan kitchen, dining and living space, with 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. The 4th being a new extension, constructed to the side of the existing building to form a quaint 3 storey “Townhouse”.
Great care was taken to preserve important features of the building, including the long 22 light frieze window on the top floor, two central – 2 leaf doors at first & second floor and cast iron beams offering additional support to the existing internal timber frame which identifies an aging characteristic. The subdivision and positioning of new internal partitions and implementing a suitable layout ensured the existing apertures and charm of the building was respected, whilst at the same time, allowed the structure to be strengthened and reinforced to prologue its new purpose.