DESIGN & PLANNING
Making the dream a reality
Building is hard work – fortunately Kensa has a remarkably diverse range of clients and was able to enlist architectural practice biT Group and planning consultancy apT Group to help make it happen, from the design and planning to tendering and management of the project.
A SOLID FOUNDATION
We’re on site and things are getting exciting!
The ground has been cleared, fences put up and vast strips of concrete poured to form the foundations. The car park is also starting to take shape – a sizable area in front of the building that can accommodate up to 40 vehicles to future-proof the building.
A SKELETON OF STEEL
It’s starting to take shape
The building is constructed from steel frame, now that its arrived on site and has being delicately craned into place then bolted together we can start to see the silhouette of the form the building will ultimately take.
ROOF & WALLS
A highly insulated sandwich
Both the walls and roof are made from a pre-formed panel system, it’s a bit like an insulation sandwich. This construction allows the panels to be relatively thin but still extremely strong – it also means the walls and roof fly up surprisingly quickly.
Flooding the space with light
The final item to make the building weather tight is the glazing, consisting of large panels of glass and aluminium that need to be delicately eased into place. There is also a strip of roof lights to add an extra dimension of light to the vaulted upper floor.
Defining the internal spaces
As the walls go up we start to get a feel for what the final space will be like. Metal framework spans the walls and ceilings, insulation gets stuffed in and gypsum board is installed – all finished off with a pristine pinkish brown skim coat of plaster.
Making the place habitable
The trades are being whipped into a frenzy fitting out the building, with kilometers of data cables snaking their way through the walls and LED lighting being installed… not to mention less glamorous essentials, like plumbing, toilets and a staircase.
Making it our own
A splash of paint on the walls and some colour accented floor tiles helps makes the whole place start to feel more ‘Kensa’. The devil is in the details and we’ve still got lots to do, but it’s fast approaching the point where we’ll be able to move in.
AND... WE'RE IN!
Welcome to the new home of Kensa Creative
Fancy seeing it for yourself? Come and visit us for a tour.
Watch the mockumentary
We captured every cliche filled moment on camera, then edited it into a ‘Grand Designs’ style mockumentary
Get help finding us
Because it’s a new build many maps and satnav services still think we’re based in the middle of an empty field