A plaque marking the 2012 Civic Trust award won by Rooff's Granary, in Barking's Creative Industries Quarter, has been unveiled by borough mayor Anthony Ramsay.
The project won praise for the extensive refurbishment that both restored parts of the historic building and added a bronze-clad modern extension, described by judges as “a well-considered architectural statement”, and an example of what a limited budget could achieve “by applying determination and imagination, setting a standard for other to follow”.
Rooff managing director Mark Horn said the firm was delighted with the accolade.
"The building is not only a fantastic example of an industrial heritage restoration project but a wonderful building to work within,” he said. "We would like to thank our valued team members Pollard Thomas Edwards architects, Price & Myers consulting engineers, MESH Projects, their supply chain of dedicated sub-contractors, and Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects for the original concept design.
Rooff has a history of Civic Trust Awards in the borough, with its restoration and conversion of the Broadway Theatre picking up a 2004 award.
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