MANSERS ANTIQUES

Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
Mansers Antiques
A new showroom located on a prominent 'Gateway' site in Shrewsbury Town.
Mansers Antiques required a contemporary showroom to display their quality collection of antiques. The antique dealers particularly relished the idea of contrasting their collection of old objects with the modernity of the new showroom.
 
The building addresses a major approach road to the east and overlooks the River Severn to the west.
 
The showroom is set in the flood plain, consequently the ground floor of the showroom is raised above the surrounding ground level.
 
The building is  detailed robustly in slate blue engineering bricks with fibrocem render. Large glazed areas provide views deep into the showroom.
 
The views of Shrewsbury from the upper floor are particularly impressive. At night the building is illuminated to provide a dramatic entrance to the town.
  
 
CLIENT:
Mansers Antiques
 
LOCATION:
Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ
 
CONSTRUCTION VALUE:
Confidential
 
AWARDS:
Civic Trust Award 2005
Shortlisted for an RIBA North West Regional Award 2004
The Brick Awards Best Commercial Building – Winner 2003
Shrewsbury & Atcham Borough Council Design & Heritage Award 2003
  1. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  2. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  3. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  4. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  5. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
  6. Mansers Antiques (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) by Contemporary, Modern and Conservation architects Baart Harries Newall (BHN architects) based in Shrewsbury.
"The roof fall and levels change to create an exciting variety of inetrnal spaces, which suit the different spatial needs of the showroom.  The judges felt that in all respects the scheme was well detailed and constructed resulting in a sound and purposeful design.  Overall, the showroom presents an egaging and positive new building, adding coherence to an area where roadwas had undermined the inherent fabric of the town".
Civic Trust 2005.