De Beauvoir Block

These six Victorian warehouses are used primarily as studios and offices. They offer well-proportioned daylit spaces with a strong character borne out of their industrial past. Our scheme, which recollects our earlier completed work 10–22 Shepherdess Walk, treats the roof of these warehouses as a landscape in microcosm on which are to be constructed a series of small prefabricated studios.

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    De Beauvoir Road Elevation (94–96)
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    De Beauvoir Road Elevation (92)
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    Courtyard Perspective
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    Access bridge
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    Covered entrance
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    Courtyard landscaping
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    Courtyard looking north
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    Courtyard looking south
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    Roof Plan
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    Existing Ground Floor Plan
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    Existing Section (No. 94)
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    Proposed Ground Floor Plan
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    Proposed Section (No. 94)
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    Proposed Third Floor Plan
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    Front roof deck with continuous facade
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    Rear roof deck with stepping facade
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    Timber clad interior
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    Double unit studio space
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    Proposed Section (No. 92)
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    Cross laminated timber office space
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    Exposed structure office
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    Rear building elevation
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    No. 92 infill building elevation
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    No. 94 infill screen elevation
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    De Beauvoir Road street elevation
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    Rear roof studio access
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    Existing buildings topped with new studios


  • Appointment: 2011
  • Construction start: 2015
  • Completion: 2017
  • Area: GIA Existing 5,745m² Additional 815m²m2
  • Budget: £5.0m
  • Sustainable credentials: 40% improvement
  • Form of contract: JCT Intermediate CDP
  • Client: The Benyon Estate
  • Main Contractor: Sullivan Brothers Construction
  • Quantity Surveyor: Castle-Davis
  • Services Engineer: AJ Energy
  • Structural Engineer: MMP Design
  • Planning Consultant: CMA Planning
  • Approved Inspector: Salus AI
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