The fully restored principal elevation to Coleman Street makes a positive contribution both to the conservation area and the street scene. The ground floor retail retains the circulicular motif as shown in the original design (as shown in historical photos.) and a new contemporary double storey mansard with a zinc standing seam at 5thfloor.
New Nun Court Facade
One of the key aspects of the scheme is the construction of a new extension on to the existing rear courtyard area.
The new facade set back from the existing elevation thus allowing the existing facade to take precedence and providing a visual break between the retained and the new extension. The type of brick used for the extension complements the portland stone on the principal elevation (a pale grey with matching mortar) and duly contrasts dramatically with the retained brickwork of the existing building.
When the facade reaches 6th floor level there is a marked change in the treatment of the fenestration, with a spectacular full height curtain walling.