The Hult

Sergison Bates Architects, London, 2014


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A former east London brewery redeveloped into a multipurpose education space

The integration of an east London Grade II-listed Victorian brewery of exceptional character with a new 37,000m2 commercial structure to create an undergraduate business school with an extensive frontage on Commercial Road.

The project was to be in keeping with the school’s young, entrepreneurial, technologically savvy students aged 17-24, providing a mixture of classroom sizes and flexible seating styles, study areas, meeting rooms, faculty and administrative offices, and the option of a café/bar space.

The building offered the opportunity to deliver a warehouse-like, industrial-style modern campus, which draws on the building’s history, local heritage and the tech and media outfits found in nearby Shoreditch and Spitalfields.


  • Begun: Jan 2014
  • Completed: Dec 2014
  • Floor area: 4,300m2
  • Sector: Education
  • Total cost: £3.7M
  • Procurement: PPC200 partnering contract, 2013 amendment
  • CO2 Emissions: 57.4kg/m2/year
  • Address: 33-35 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LD, United Kingdom

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