We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On
Buildings of this era and type call for a design perspective that unlocks their lost potential. Clad in pre-cast concrete that displayed its neglect in a most disagreeable way, the application of a light grey stain restored appeal and created an appropriate stage for the inclusion of more dramatic elements. Bold, contemporary interventions including light tunnels to the reception area which create a unique sensory experience differentiate Tempest from the many low cost, generic office spaces in the area. Intelligent refurbishment has elevated this building from bit-part player to the leading role, earning its rightful place in the Castle Street Conservation area.