Churchman’s Lofts, Portman Road, Ipswich

A development of 24 apartments within this landmark building in Portman Road, Ipswich. The project involved the conversion of the original redundant industrial building together with the construction of an additional three storeys above.

The fenestration was updated with grey aluminium, retaining the industrial aesthetic of the existing property.

In order to preserve the industrial character, the additional floors were constructed in a lightweight glass and steel structure, following the lines of the original building. Whilst the new materials adopted for the development were in stark contract to the existing building, the form and design respectfully reflects the original industrial architecture.

Address: Portman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk

Client: Braceforce Properties

Structural Engineer: Brett Design Partnership

Main Contractor: Braceforce Properties

Photography: Matthew Smith Architectural Photography