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24 Britton Street

Originally designed and occupied by YRM, we helped the new owners Overland who make Caterpillar Shoes to realise the potential of this distinguished modernist building for their particular needs.

Our investigations showed that if the beam-and-block roof slab were replaced with a lightweight concrete slab working in composite with the existing steel beams, we could add another floor without strengthening the steel frame below.

A glass-clad pavilion with all-round views of the new floor makes enviable working space while new glass structures improve natural light in lower levels. Converting the basement storage space into a catwalk and showroom continued the approach of upgrading the building to make best use of its existing possibilities specifically for the new owner and brought the increase in usable area up to about 50 percent.

Refurbishment of an existing modernist office block for fashion retail requirements

LOCATION
London, UK
CLIENT
Overland
ARCHITECT
YRM
PROJECT VALUE
£ 7.5 million
COMPLETION
2000