Wells Maltings Architecture

Detail: The existing Grade II Listed Maltings was refurbished and a modern zinc and brass-clad extension of a similar size constructed. A full height atrium was designed to act as a buffer between the two distinct structures. 

Significant restoration has taken place throughout the project; traditional wind cowls have been reinstated, exposed beams have been restored and an original external wall is now a feature of the entrance atrium. 

The building includes a museum, an expansion of The Granary Theatre to accommodate 130 seats with a viewing gallery, backstage areas and stores, a large art space and community facility, café, viewing gallery and tourist information. 

Challenges: We wanted to provide a flexible space that fulfils the criteria of the various groups who will use the facilities as well as maintaining the heritage of the existing Maltings.

RICS East Award for Community Benefit 2019
Best Public Service Building - LABC East Anglian Building and Excellence Awards 2019