A green wall light well services both the lower restaurant area, as well as the upper studio, flooding light throughout the build. Although mostly unseen from ground level, metallic grey Alucobond cladding has been applied to compliment the original lower brickwork. All front glazing has been replaced, whilst thel new windows have been double glazed with a grey tinted finish. A central open staircase leads to the upper studio and office, which consists of a black central metal spine and polished black butt treads. The original building is part of the old ‘Dickies Cotton Milling’, which was constructed in 1923. Mainly consisting of a towel weaving plant, some of the original brands were Dry Glow and Freckles. Machinery pits were found to be below the slab, which provided some engineering challenges. Opening of ‘Mantra Studio Kitchen & bar’ is expected to commence in late 2017.
10A Campbell street build is a bold interplay between an existing commercial premise and a new, two level live sound recording studio, café’ and restaurant. Seating around 60 persons, the decor embellishes an ‘Asian Twist, with several imported doors and statues, which underpin this theme.
Set in a warehouse district and being 1 of 5 adjoining brick buildings, the upper level projection is set back from the frontage, nestling behind a renovated steel truss light well. As a result, the build integrates within the warehouse surrounds. Sound insulation and acoustic measures have been implemented to provide a high level live venue and first-class sound recording studio.