Martin Biscuit Company

HKW developed architecture and interior design to renovate this historic 54,000 SF warehouse into a unique retail and office environment. The goal for Sloss Real Estate Group was to invigorate an old, tired warehouse district, into a thriving hub filled with character, new business and vitality. Great care was taken to preserve the building’s original character, while designing new elements including a central lobby, stairs, and code-required improvements, necessitated by the building’s new function. Stylistic elements and even original materials from the 1928 building were incorporated into the 1958 addition to better integrate it, while the new entrance canopy further unifies the two parts, its steel structure celebrates the detailing of the existing interior trusses. The renovation of this urban warehouse has played a key role in the revitalization into what is now the Lakeview Design District of Birmingham.