We have worked with RR Stone Staveley for almost 20 years so we were delighted when they approached Ben Cunliffe Architects to design the extension to the front entrance to their showroom in Staveley.
The RR Stone building was originally a bobbin mill, constructed in the mid nineteenth century of stone and slate. Since then, the building had been extended many times.
This new entrance extension was designed to be entirely within the existing footprint of the building, on top of an earlier flat roofed extension at the front of the building. The aim was to provide a new iconic entrance for clients. The final design is a modern, attractive, light filled addition to the building. The building incorporates metal cladding to the roof and the protruding cantilevered glazed gable, complemented by natural slate cladding wrapping around the building’s north east corner. The modern feel of this extension is further enhanced by large glazed sections with dark grey aluminium profile frames.
The intention of the modern design is to delineate the extension as a separate entity from the original, historical bobbin mill building. However, it also complements the original, with the mixture of natural materials, metal cladding and glazing.
Internally, the layout of the building remained largely unchanged. However, the first floor show room area has been extended to provide much needed extra space for presentation of the wide range of products provided by R.R. Stone.