Blackpool Talbot / AHR Architects

Blackpool Talbot / AHR Architects

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  • Architects: AHR Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 12002.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014
  • Photographs photographs: Daniel Hopkinson
  • Form of Contract or Procurement Route

    Design and Build Contract
  • Structural Engineer

  • M&E Consultant

    Hannan Associates
  • QS

  • Fire Engineer

    Arup Fire
  • Project Manager

  • CDM Coordinator

    Watts & Partners
  • Aproved Building

    Blackpool Council Building Control
  • Main Contractor

    Eric Wright Construction
  • Annual CO2 Emissions

    379,393.50 kg/m2
  • End User Client

    Blackpool Council
  • Developer Client

    MUSE Developments Ltd
  • Cost per m2

  • Cost

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© Daniel Hopkinson
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Text description provided by the architects. A number of external architectural features characterise the building form from a visual point of view:

© Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

Blackpool has a history and tradition with massive structures (the tower, piers, fun park structures, etc.). These iconic structures have become part of Blackpool and a representative image of the town. The external Y shaped columns run along the two primary facades: the northern and western edges of the building, connecting the two entrances and highlighting the retail frontages along the primary public routes into the town centre.

© Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

The fritted vertical glass “hit and miss” panels provide additional interest to the largely glazed elevations and assist in meeting solar overheating targets.


Vertical fins span the building elevations forming a wave like appearance which also echo the wave shapes formed in the sandy beach when the tide is out. Options were explored through testing various designs against the reduction in solar glare with the combined visual and shading effect of this design.

© Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

A double skin facade is located at the ‘end’ of the block along the south-western edge of the building. The transparency of the double skin provides a change in aesthetic and helps identify the entrance to the building from Deansgate Plaza. The feature also reduces solar gain to the office floor plate.

© Daniel Hopkinson
© Daniel Hopkinson

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Project location

Address: Talbot Lodge, 376 Talbot Road, Blackpool, Blackpool FY3 7AT, United Kingdom

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Blackpool Talbot / AHR Architects" 22 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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