Lecky Offices, Lisburn

by Hall McKnight Architects

In many ways this is a simple office extension to a large industrial shed, but it is done in such a way as to add up to a whole greater than the sum of its modest parts.

The brief was to collect a series of separate functions together for the first time for a client that designs, manufactures and sells specialised disability equipment for children.

Industrial materials have been reworked with interesting effect and the simple palette has a materiality that belies the modest budget. Overall there is an economy of means and skilful, confident architectural hand that unifies the functions of the buildings and elevates it above the everyday. This is exactly the sort of added value that good architecture can bring.