Planning Approval for Sumner Street
16th March 2017
Piercy&Company’s Sumner Street scheme for Land Securities received unanimous planning consent from the London Borough of Southwark.
Located on Southwark Bridge Road, Sumner Street replaces a tired 1980’s warehouse and office building with two new buildings featuring a bronze anodised aluminium façade. The simple, clean volumes and carefully articulated façade recall the steel bridges and walkways that still cross many of Southwark’s narrow streets.
Stuart Piercy, Founding Director:
“Although masonry and the Victorian warehouse dominate the streetscape of Southwark, we were inspired by the steel and iron structures that house beautiful spaces like the Tate Turbine Hall. We discovered that the Sumner Street site has a historic connection with phosphor bronze manufacturing and this, combined with the utilitarian elegance of buildings like the Tate, inspired the proposal both inside and out. Shifting patterns of work space occupation in terms of both tenant flexibility and the search for characterful inspirational space led to the development of a very loose fit open structure which can adapt to growing businesses within a single scheme.”
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