School of Architecture and Interior Design

Brady Mallalieu Architects, London, 1996


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View from Holloway Road 

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  • View from Holloway Road    
  • Interior facing pavement to Holloway Road    
  • View to rear    
  • Site location plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Fourth floor plan    

Conversion of a two-storey Victorian warehouse and addition of a new building for London Metropolitan University

The project combines the conversion of a two-storey Victorian warehouse at the rear of the site and a new front building on Holloway Road, North London.

The front building is a brick-clad concrete frame structure enclosing new studios, lecture and exhibition spaces and ancillary offices and seminar rooms. There is a terrace at roof level. The warehouse contains back up areas, workshops, laboratories, dark rooms and studio spaces.

The entrance to the building is via an arcade over the pavement. The ground floor is the ‘shop window’ of the school with large windows opening onto the main exhibition and lecture spaces. A new glazed link connects the warehouse to the front building at the rear.

The building was conceived as ‘raw’ construction with all materials left in their natural state and all details and services exposed to reveal the workings and construction of the building to the students.


  • Completed: Feb 1996
  • Floor area: 3,200m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £2.3M
  • Funding: Private
  • Procurement: Design and Build
  • Address: 40-44 Holloway Road, Islington, London, N7 8JL, United Kingdom

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