Albion Square


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Often it can make a major difference to do things that initially seem indulgent. In this situation, a four storey Grade II listed Victorian property was to be extended to the rear on two levels and completely refurbished throughout. The existing lower ground floor had been adapted twenty years previously resulting in a large open plan space with ungenerous floor to ceiling height. In the new extension we could easily dig down and create a better volume for the additional space, but what really transformed the space was taking the existing floor plate down a further 6” with it. The resultant main living space, 35% of the property as a whole, benefited from the extra volume. The rear extensions were built in reclaimed London stocks which were dyed to match the existing rear elevation, with oak slatted rainscreens, a lichen covered ‘green roof’ and glazed screens. 

Hackney E8

Completed 2008

Contract duration 26 weeks

Extension, Refurbishment, Conservation, Listed Building