It goes way back
The extraordinary volumes, changes in structure and heritage aspects have led to a range of apartment types not readily found nor even considered in a new building.
The retention of cast iron columns in the ground level Kiln apartment predetermined its volume and led to the creation of a mezzanine bedroom level.
The topmost Kiln apartment with its attic space allowed for a study/loft to be established within its timber trusses.
Large volumes of space and the distribution of windows in the Char segment provided for the design of New York styled lofts; while two pavilions terminating with large terraces were created from the Laboratory building to take advantage of the sweeping river views.
The Pan segment’s changing volumes and building form allowed for the evolution of two unique split level apartments on the top floors.
The Administration building, detached from The Refinery on its southern extremity, lent itself well to being established as a stand-alone residence. Retention of its original features, such as fireplaces, has preserved the heritage charm and character of this unique building.
Throughout, cast iron structures, timber trusses and exposed brickwork pitched against contemporary finishes, provide a pleasant blend of history and modern amenity.
In its redevelopment, a strong focus has remained on maintaining The Refinery’s riverfront presentation.
Old penetrations have been adapted to provide increased openings for light, ventilation and balcony additions, while new openings enhance the functionality of residential layouts.