Puddles, panels and patina – a new year for the Wells Maltings building

Last Monday, 15 January, is affectionately known as Black Monday. The day when the dark mornings, gloomy afternoons, damp and cold conspire with the last crumbs of the Christmas cake, not to mention the credit card bill from festive shopping.

We don’t think like that at Wells Maltings. Every day is a golden opportunity, to create something special and bring people together and shine a little light into the January gloom.

So to mark our belief in sharing a little happiness, our resident photographer Sarah Toon has been on site again, to capture progress with the Maltings building.

The differences are showing week by week, particularly to the exterior of the extension to the granary building, now clad in brass. Shiny and bright now, the combination of sea air and weather will quite quickly take away the raw sheen, and produce something darker, deeper and mellower – its patina, to use a technical term – tying in with the environment.

Take a look around the Maltings as work progresses – follow the link here to Sarah’s stunning photographs