The Pump House

Fabric Space, London, 2016


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Agnese Sanvito     Download Original

  • Existing Ground Floor Plan     
  • Mezzanine section and elevation    
  • Reflected Ceiling Plan    
  • Kitchen Elevation and Plans     
  • Mezzanine and Bar     
  • Lighting    
  • Bar Joinery to Mezzanine    
  • Decorative Tile Layout     
  • Balustrade - Computer modeling    
  • Floor Plate - computer modelling    
  • Sketch - plates     
  • Sketch - bespoke ironmongery    
  • Sketch - Plate/site dimensions    
  • The Foundry; pouring the Mezzanine plates     
  • The Foundry; the plates mould    
  • Mezzanine - SE drawings    
  • SE - plate drawing    
  • Sketch - plate detail     

Mezzanine installation to create additional living space, new kitchen and bar within a converted engine room of London Hydraulic Power Company’s Renforth Pump Station

The Grade II-listed Pump House neighbours Brunel’s Thames Tunnel. The project aimed to celebrate the industrial typology whilst improving living space within a double height volume that once housed steam engines.

The new mezzanine references the rooftop settling tanks which were originally constructed in cast metal panels.

Cast iron has been used to create a slim structure while addressing conservation interests for sensitive intervention and materiality.

The pattern makes reference to more decorative Victorian metalwork but has developed an economy of material and form. Both solid floor and filigree balustrade plates are cast from one pattern mould. The finely crafted balustrade plays light across the main volume whilst defining the kitchen space and enclosing an intimate upper deck retreat.


  • Begun: Aug 2015
  • Completed: May 2016
  • Floor area: 144m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £154,271
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2015
  • Procurement: JCT Building Contract for a home owner (+ appointed consultant)
  • Address: Apartment 1 , The Pump House , Renforth Street , London, SE16 7JZ, United Kingdom

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