GP Thomas were approached by TIOS, a behavioral marketing business in 2011 with the desire to develop a state of the art
business centre from existing buildings in need of complete renovation on the Westhide estate.
What made this commercial project unique was the client’s desire to preserve the character and period features of the building whilst providing them with a suitable and noteworthy base for they’re advanced marketing business. By using traditional building techniques coupled with the incorporation of 21st century technology, design and equipment, GP Thomas enabled TIOS to realise their goal, a unique state of the art business centre with the historic period features retained and furnished with the latest technology.
The project involved removing and replacing the entire oak framed roof, the addition of new glazing, renovation of the external skin and internal structural elements – all whilst preserving the key architectural features. The mixture of classic and modern works extremely well – the exposed oak beams with stainless steel and oak staircase and dramatic glazing work fantastically well providing a wonderful exception to drab office environments!