Development and regeneration in Barking and Dagenham

Mayor unveils Granary's Civic Trust award

Wed 19 December 2012, 10:30 am

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.

Granary: winner of Civic Trust Award

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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