T-A-P unveil Kirkcudbright food processing factory
February 9 2015
Fronted by an ‘expressive’ new entrance building, obscuring the bulk of expanded industrial structures behind, the new-look factory delivers both improved access and increased capacity.
In their design statement T-A-P observe: “A major flaw in the layout of the original factory was the obscured staff/visitor entrance, accessed deep into the site, via the yard area used frequently by heavy goods vehicles and forklifts. We proposed a new entrance and reception area addressing Dee Walk and segregating the factory from the pedestrian traffic.
“Clad in inexpensive 'industrial' materials it nonetheless has a dynamic and distinctive profile. Where the cranked geometry of the bridge element meets the orthogonal geometry of the reception building large glass panels provide views out to the river. Below this, a load bearing concrete plinth resolves the structural complexities. Glowing reglit panels will greet the night-shift staff.”
Photography by David Barbour
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