Great Suffolk Street
Type: Mixed use, residential, commercial, refurbishment, heritage
Size: 1 commercial unit and 7 residential units within 5 storeys building plus loft space. Proposed 919sqm net floor area
Location: Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London
Status: Planning Approved
Client: Private owner
Collaborators: Aether (Air quality), Time Moya Associates (Ecology), ERS (energy and sustainability), Murray John Associates (Heritage consultation), AAH (Flood risk), FFL (viability consultant), Hamer Consulting (structural engineer)
This Grade II Listed building was constructed in the mid 19th century and is considered a prime example of an unaltered Victorian warehouse with original windows, doors, loading bays, hoists and interior features.
Consequently, the approach taken by the design team was to produce a sustainable scheme that minimised harm to the Heritage asset. The leading scheme was one that created a new residential use retaining and working within the external envelope of the building. The scheme worked to highlight and showcase important interior feature such as the original staircase, cast-iron columns and timber beams.
The ground floor presents commercial space, with residential levels above. Planning permission was achieved, and Listed Building Consent was awarded, in the autumn of 2018.