White Post Lane (current Mr Bagels Site) is a mixed use proposal for 55 apartments over two storeys of flexible workspace for small and medium creative businesses. A central café and terrace is a bustling hub for both residents and creatives, and a commercial yard at the rear is a cool, behind-the-scenes space where business tenants can meet, socialise and hold events. The building’s design takes its cue from the area’s historic warehouses, and features simple elevations of pale brick and tall windows, with the occasional gleam of a perforated metal screen.
This saw Liz Lake Associates work closely with Architects HWO and neighbouring project Architects Hawkins Brown where communal areas meet to produce a streetscape and yard space at ground level with amenity terraces both on level 2 and 5. The Mr Bagels site forms part of the wider White Post Lane, Rothbury Road Redevelopment.