- Categories Workplace
- Clients British Land
- Completion 2017
- Budget £8m
- Project Team Deborah Saunt, David Hills, Michael Breen
DSDHA are currently working with British Land on a mixed-use development within the Elder Street Conservation Area. The proposals form part of a wider Masterplan alongside a number of other Architects. DSDHA’s scheme looks to retain, refurbish and extend a locally listed building known as the Arts and Crafts building, together with a new office building on Blossom Street.
The proposals have been carefully designed to respect the historic scale and character of the site’s sensitive context. The existing building will be restored and extended to the courtyard side, creating greater flexibility for the office levels above and increasing permeability for the historic pub to extend out to a new external courtyard: Blossom Yard.
The new courtyard has purposefully been designed with distinct elevations to the four surrounding buildings referencing the diversity of character already present in the development’s historic context. The new building on Blossom Street responds to the scale and vertical proportion of the adjacent historic warehouses, creating a contemporary warehouse aesthetic.