Concordia Works

Award-winning transformation of a neglected former yarn and cord warehouse into a unique and striking modern workplace.

Project Address

30 Sovereign Street, LS1






14,000 sqft




Winner of BCO Regional & National Award 2017

As a building steeped in the proud industrial heritage of the city, the client wanted to ensure that it would be restored to its former grandeur, retaining and re-introducing as many of the original features and materials as possible and providing a clear sense of place, but juxtaposing them against contemporary components of a similar industrial nature.


A complete reconfiguration of the property's internal layout was needed to provide the maximum workplace floor plates. A new, fully complaint core, consisting of single stair, lift, washrooms and bike store, ties the floors together. The front and rear elevations were modified to ensure the greatest amount of natural light would be provided to the basement levels. Internally, layers of overlaying plaster and paint were stripped from the walls to leave the original brick exposed. The cast iron columns and beams were exposed and made a feature of to tie in with the new staircase passing through each storey; this stair constructed from steel channels and perforated cast iron treads, was to invoke the period of the building’s inception.

The resulting refurbishment is a fusion of original features and modern design, creating a dynamic, high-spec loft-style workspace. The interior design respects the integrity of the warehouse’s industrial past with exposed brickwork, trusses, and cast-iron columns playing a major part in the building’s new look, culminating in an exceptional and adaptable open plan workspace offering a contemporary working environment for dynamic and creative businesses.

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