Paul William WHITEHEAD: Design Architect
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The New Colonnade, designed by Paul WHITEHEAD in 1986 and constructed by HM RUSSELL, received a citation in 1989 from the Border Institute of Architects, as a meritorious example of architecture. The citation was awarded 'for the positive contribution it makes to the street scene, for the manner in which planning accommodates existing trees and for the detailing and quality of certain external and internal spaces, in particular the colonnaded sidewalk and office corridor'.
The building comprises a series of cellular shops accessed off a colonnaded sidewalk with a set of cellular offices at first floor. Constructed in a Grahamstown Ironspot brick with a series of double pitched corrugated iron roofs discharging into concrete box gutters, the building responded well to the scale of the residential area which abutted the development.
Information sent by William MARTINSON.