Paradise will replace the disused Costa Coffee roastery on Old Paradise Street and transform a neglected and disused site into 60,000sqft of net carbon zero work and maker space.
Paradise will be a landmark timber-framed building. The building will have a cross-laminated timber structure and an extruded terracotta façade and the proposals are on target for almost 60 years of a negative carbon footprint.
The generous floor heights and flexible open-plan, in combination with the servicing strategy, will create a building that is future flexible and low energy in use. This whole life approach to the building has also been reflected in the careful consideration given to the end of life strategy, such as connections for the structure allowing for easy disassembly.
The workplace will support the health and well-being of future occupiers from within the building and has been designed with WELL standards in mind. The timber structure will be exposed, with natural light and ventilation maximised throughout.
At second floor level, the open floor plate will bring a strong visual connection from passing trains to the historic Old Paradise Gardens.