Beulah Road Studios

BAT Studio, London, 2020


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The project converted four dilapidated lock-up garages into a studio for a local book binder and other artists

The site is located within a conservation area in Walthamstow, London. BAT Studio’s design takes cues from traditional glazed facades, such as those often found on Victorian pubs and local amenities, to differentiate this new creative workplace amongst the mostly residential Victorian brick surroundings.

The striking facade of the building is made of deep green and teal glazed bricks, following the rhythm of the former garages with a series of piers and windows. The bullnose brick detailing creates a soft edge to the building, referencing the Victorian pub facades whilst also delivering a contemporary feel to the building. Each brick was made meticulously by hand specifically for the project and fired in a traditional wood-fired kiln. The larger of the 4 garages has been transformed into a bookbinders studio and a multipurpose space that will hold workshops, exhibitions and creative activities for the local community. With the remaining garages converted into shared artist studios which are available to rent.

Photography by Paul Tucker


  • Begun: Jul 2019
  • Completed: Jan 2020
  • Floor area: 65m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £115,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Jun 2018
  • Procurement: Traditional
  • Address: 120 Beulah Road, London, E17 9LE, United Kingdom

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