- Location : St Peters Port, Guernsey
- Date : 2022
- Client : Polygon Group
- Project Status : Completed
Hadsley House is a listed 4-storey office building located in central St. Peter Port. Although it displays character and charm from the outside, inside it had unfortunately suffered from an unsympathetic refurbishment in the mid-1980s. Our client, Polygon Group, commissioned us to convert the office into a suite of serviced offices to compliment the other properties they already run in Guernsey. This included preparing a detailed planning application and heritage impact assessment which were required due to the building’s listing.
Our project brief was to rejuvenate the current building, giving it a new lease of life with a trademark Polygon ‘quirky’ design style. A new central open feature stair was installed to allow light to flow between the floors. The stair lobby was also opened up to provide a new communal breakout area with new shared meeting rooms located on the ground floor. Overall, the space received new floor and wall finishes, energy efficient LED lighting and air conditioning.
Design inspiration for the interior was taken from the ‘Memphis Design Style’, incorporating arches, bold shapes and colours, and a select palette of materials and textures. Whilst the modern design was a great influence, it had to be sensitively combined with the existing heritage elements within the building. Although this was a challenge, the final outcome is strikingly impressive yet sympathetic .
Local Guernsey contractors were used on the project with JW Rihoys acting as main contractor and C8 as the MEP contractor. New solar panels were also installed to both sides of the roof, providing a renewable energy source for the building.