Islington Residential Shopfront

Satish Jassal Architects, London, 2016


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  • Islington Residential Shopfront Axometric    
  • 101 Hornsey Sketch final    

An empty retail unit converted into a home

Located in a declining high street with poor footfall, Satish Jassal was asked to look at introducing a new use for this long-term vacant retail space.

After conducting analysis of the surrounding area, the architect concluded that the most feasible use was residential. However, it also took into account that this could change in the future as the street developed.

The approach was therefore to create a frontage that could be used for both residential and retail purposes. This was done by analysing traditional shop frontages and reinterpreting them in a new way, to create a distinct presence on the street.


  • Begun: Oct 2015
  • Completed: Feb 2016
  • Floor area: 60m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £110,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Feb 2015
  • Procurement: JCT minor works
  • CO2 Emissions: 50kg/m2/year
  • Address: 360 Hornsey Road , Islington, London, N19 4HT, United Kingdom

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