Our architectural approach to the design was to reflect the bold and dominant industrial aesthetic of the 1920s warehouse of the adjacent building, creating a focal ‘end stop’ to the Edwardian street scene.
The junction between the new scheme and the Edwardian terrace is defined by a four-storey vertical ribbon of glass which terminated, at the ground floor, with a feature main entrance.
The plan allowed daylight to be introduced to the basement storey by introducing an open courtyard to the rear, and adding feature glass strips cut into the fabric of the building.
Feature ‘butterfly’ window bays at the rear let plenty of light into the new apartments, but direct views away from neighbouring properties and create a dramatic sculptural effect on the back of the building.
An enclosed, fully-glazed rooftop garden provides communal amenity space for the enjoyment of all the residents of the new building.