This project is a mixed use refurbishment of an existing 1930's RC frame in East London with Hawkins Brown. The project includes the internal remodelling of this original office building to accommodate the needs of textiles manufacturing company Drakes' production line and office set up. Upper storeys have been adapted to provide duplex residential apartments with new light wells bringing daylight into the centre of the building. Additional staircases and a relocated lift shaft have been designed and installed. To enable these modifications, extensive research and careful analysis of archive reinforcement drawings and calculations uncovered by HTS has been undertaken. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the building has seen us notated to the contractor on this design and build contract.
Client: CREPArchitect: Hawkins Brown