Brewery Road




City of London

Islington, London

Extension, refurbishment and change of use to existing employment premises in North London

100 Brewery Road is a dilapidated employment building in the City’s ownership, requiring significant investment to make it fit for new business use. The redevelopment provides a new vertical core, wing extensions and the addition of a new floor on the existing roof to provide a flatted mixed use building capable of sub-tenancies or use as a single tenant. Planning policy dictates the use as being a mix of B8 warehousing and B1(a/b/c) employment.

The steel-framed brick clad building is fully refurbished to Cat A fit-out spec with MVAC to all B1 floors and benefits from PV renewable energy integrated with the ecological green roof.

The functional aesthetic of the mid C.20th brick cladding with ribbons of steel-framed windows and exposed concrete is retained and maintained and contrasts with the new extensions that are formed in black aluminium rainscreen so that the form of the original building remains legible. This industrial language is continued into the interior fit-out design where finishes are robust and durable and services left exposed.