Our proposal to refurbish The Galleria has been granted planning permission by Crawley Borough Council. Working alongside developers Brydell Partners we will be transforming the façade, opting for a contemporary and sympathetic exterior. Internally minor adjustments will help reconfigure the layout to provide more flexibility and enable multiple tenancies within the building.

The Galleria

In its current state, The Galleria facade looks very tired, and lacking in any aesthetic quality. The roof, window frames and cladding powder coated finish has reached the end of its life expectancy. This is in stark contrast to the recently refurbished interiors which were completed by the previous tenant, Virgin, within the past eighteen months.

Our Proposal

Our design aims to transform the ‘tired and dated’ envelope and bring it up-to-date to reflect the recent internal refurbishments. In doing so, the challenge will be to align the ‘cosmetic’ appearance of the building with more contemporary aesthetics and provide a fully encompassing ‘grade A’ work space, inside and out.

This will be achieved by re-coating the aluminium roof and re-colouring the brick walls to create a more contemporary aesthetic that will sit more appropriately within this high profile setting in Crawley town centre.

We are also looking to improve the appearance of the buildings entrance. This will be achieved by removing the existing gable, creating a cleaner ‘box’ arrangement, which will be aligned with some of the strong horizontals in the building facade.

Internally the primary focus is on the core areas given the building was extensively refurbishment 18 months ago. These alterations are required to facilitate a multiple tenancy within the building as the current arrangements are tailored to a single occupancy.

These ‘cosmetic’ improvements will be sympathetic and respectful to the buildings surroundings, yet contemporary in there execution. High standards of finish and longevity of the coatings are intrinsic to the sustainability of this proposal. Once complete the buildings kerb appeal will be dramatically improved, ensuring its re-emergence onto the commercial market has both endurance and longevity.