SOUTH BIRBECK RD
Geoff Beardsley & Partners were appointed to provide architectural services for a developer/contractor client to develop a derelict industrial building in North East London. The proposed development utilised the existing building fabric of the industrial building, with the new residential building being formed within the footprint of the industrial building.
Geoff Beardsley & Partners obtained planning approval for a residential development of six one-bedroom flats and one three-bedroom flat with associated amenity space, refuse and recyclable storage and car and bicycle parking. The practice was then appointed to obtain full plans Building Control and during the construction phase were employed as consultant to the contractor to provide expertise as and when it was required.
The industrial building was on a tight site, set back from the street frontage with views of the park to the rear, being set back so far from the street meant there was overlooking issues the adjacent properties. To maximise these site conditions, Geoff Beardsley & Partners proposed large glazing to the rear of the building for views of the park and small windows to front preventing any privacy issues. By utilising the existing building fabric of the industrial building did it enabled the client to not only reduce the costs of the project but also the carbon footprint of the construction.