The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

Providing a range of flexible office spaces and support facilities as well as a public café and gallery, the centre has been incorporated into two Grade II listed Georgian terraces with new-build circulation and ancillary spaces at the rear, enclosing a landscaped courtyard. Original building elements have been retained wherever possible and used to inform the composition of new structures, whilst materials clearly differentiate the new from the existing. The challenge was to create a modern facility within an historic setting that is permeable and flexible, inviting and accessible.