Delvendahl Martin , London, 2011


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A two storey rear extension to create additional workshop and gallery space for a shop in Broadway Market

Fabrications opened its doors in 2000 in Broadway Market street after local designer-maker Barley Massey, proposed to lease a disused shop and turn it into a textile design studio, gallery and shop.

Over the last 10 years the space has grown into a renowned creative hub, contributing to the vibrancy of the area. From the beginning the business has followed the principle of ‘upcycling’ local business waste into functional products and services. In the spirit of the ethos, the design of the new rear extension to the shop and the basement workshop incorporates where possible, building materials and components that are either reclaimed, made from re-cycled materials or with low embodied energy.

In line with this approach was the involvement of Out of the Dark to design and install part of the fitted furniture. The organization repurposes salvaged furniture as a means to educate, train and employ young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The geometry that gives the massing of the building its characteristic triangulated shape, was generated to minimize overshadowing to adjacent properties and maximize daylight penetration to the basement.

The palette of materials is neutral and includes laminated timber for the skylight, fibre cement exterior cladding and a fabricated steel staircase.


  • Begun: May 2011
  • Completed: Nov 2011
  • Floor area: 75m2
  • Sectors: Retail, Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £80,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Apr 2011
  • Procurement: Letter of agreement
  • CO2 Emissions: 42.80kg/m2/year
  • Address: 7 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH, United Kingdom

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