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Orchard Plaza, Poole Orchard Plaza, Poole Orchard Plaza, Poole

04 Mixed-use Regeneration

Orchard Plaza, Poole

Michael led the design team whilst Director at Terence O'Rourke to convert a disused 11-storey office building into a mixed-use development of 115 flats and ground floor commercial accommodation with associated landscaping of the Plaza. The conversion resulted in stripping back to the structural frame and providing a new external envelope that gives clear distinction of uses by physically separating the ground floor commercial units, the main residential units and the rooftop duplex accommodation.

These works ensure that the building is given a new, modern identity and improved relationship with its surrounding context and creates a more distinctive skyline. The Practice provided all the necessary documentation, drawings, reports, 3D modelling and specifications to support RIBA stages A - L .