Turner Street

Threefold Architects, London, 2010


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  • Site Plan    
  • Lower ground, ground, second and third floor plans    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Section C-C    
  • Sections D-D    
  • North and west elevations    
  • South elevation    
  • Glazing details    

Renovation of a Victorian corner house in Whitechapel to be used as an office and gallery with two residential units

The office and gallery space occupies the lower two floors. The basement level was excavated to the bottom of the existing corbelled foundations and a slab cast at this level to increase the headroom by 500mm. This allowed the basement to be turned into useable space without the need for underpinning.

A series of internal partitions were removed to create large open-plan spaces finished with polished concrete screed, white walls and frameless glass balustrades.

Above the office are two residential units on the first, second and third floors.

The second floor contains a bathroom and two bedrooms, separated by a sliding folding acoustic partition that allows the space to be completely opened up if desired.

A steel and glazed box, with no external finishes and no visible roof, sits on the third floor, set back from the building edge inside the line of the existing masonry walls.


  • Begun: Aug 2009
  • Completed: Jan 2010
  • Floor area: 175m2
  • Sectors: House, Office, Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £225,000
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works 2005 with contractor’s design client
  • Address: Turner Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AL, United Kingdom

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