Jubilee Warehouse

Location: Penryn, UK
Client: Robotmother
Architects: PETER SKERRET, Marraum
photography: graham gaunt + hugh hastings

Designed with sustainability and creativity in mind, this once austere 1950s storage unit has been converted into thirteen high quality workspaces for creative professionals. The focus of Jubilee Warehouse is its shared space, a five metre high glazed atrium in the centre of the building.

With a brief focused on creating a warm, friendly atmosphere, it was also vital that the fixtures matched the industrial aesthetic of this warehouse conversion. Much of the building is lit with LED panels and high bay LED fixtures, mounted on bespoke wall brackets designed to match the original metalwork of the building, while LED strip provides accents throughout.

The focal fixture, is the Ring Light, a bespoke design by Eleanor Bell and made in collaboration with Mark Harris furniture, which hovers above the communal table in the centre of the atrium. The 2.5m diameter circular light draws the eye away from the high glass ceiling at night, providing a warmer, more intimate atmosphere in the evenings when the abundant natural light fades.

Jubilee Warehouse has been awarded the BREEAM rating of Excellent, as well as winning Best Contribution to the Built Environment - Retrofit in the 2015 Cornwall Sustainability Awards, in recognition of the Warehouse's commitment to renewable energy and sustainability.