The sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse that brings 40,000 square feet of much needed workspace to Southwark. A palette of high quality, crafted materials complement the existing building to create a rich working environment.
“Reinterpreting the Warehouse.”
The site was originally occupied by a garage next to a Victorian warehouse; the garage was demolished and a modern interpretation of the warehouse constructed in its place. We used a steel frame for the primary structure; this supports a concrete floor cast on to a metal deck.
The brick masonry cladding, especially selected by the architect, is made in Germany in one of the last circular brick kilns in operation. The bricks have unique character and have a variety of rich, natural colours. A new floor was added to the existing building; this presented a significant challenge as we couldn’t add any more load to the existing foundations.