The Tea Building

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, London, 2004

 

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Retro-fitted warehouse converted into 26,000m2 of multi tenanted office space across seven floors

Due to variations in roof to ceiling heights across the three original buildings the internal spaces are of a variety of sizes and volumes, with smaller units created where ceilings are lower, and larger ones placed to take advantage of the taller spaces.

The buildings original entrance has been modified and adapted to accommodate an increased number of tenants. A new concrete entrance portal with double glazed doors has been added while the existing orange shipping container modified into a reception desk has been retained and moved deeper into plan to create a larger lobby.

Broad internal streets, planned around the building’s original lifts and staircases, give access to the various self-contained studio spaces. In the building to the east a large staircase that extends through the centre of the floor plate connecting ground floor with first and second, while also serving as a social space for people to meet.

Internally the office and communal spaces are finished with the original material pallet of exposed brick and concrete columns, polished floors, original timber lift doors, cobbles and metal-framed windows. All the original single glazed metal framed windows have been replaced to increase the building's thermal performance.

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  • Completed: 2004
  • Floor area: 28,000m2
  • Sector: Office
  • Total cost: £20M
  • Address: Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ, United Kingdom

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