The building emphasises the border nature of the site and aims to differentiate between the typical buildings on the corner and the historic Georgian terraces. This is achieved by means of the insertion on the site of a new lane. The building, thus separated from the Georgian discipline, was free to look to the adjoining warehouse building for clues as to how to build.
The building was intended to be unpretentious and direct, qualities associated with warehouse buildings. The materials used are traditional; brick, stone, timber, glass and metal.