Two Tabernacle Street

Two Tabernacle Street

Set within the Bunhill Fields and Finsbury Square Conservation Area, this office scheme in Shoreditch rebuilds and reworks the façade of a fire damaged Victorian building, authentically replicating key details, including brickwork, timber windows, and cornicing.

Working within complex rights to light constraints, folded and angled roof planes and large areas of glazing define contemporary, light-filled offices. The dynamic architectural form is largely hidden from the street, revealing itself on the journey from reconstructed Victorian entrance and into the new spaces beyond.

Details

  • Client: Durley Investment Corporation
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Type: Commercial
  • Gross Floor Area: 15,600 sqft
  • Stage: Completed January 2015

Awards

  • RIBA London Regional Award 2015
  • BD Office Architect of the Year Award 2016, highly commended
  • New London Awards 2015, commended
Two Tabernacle Street

Infill. It’s not generally a word to get the heart racing. But sometimes an infill project has a degree of complexity and challenge that makes it fascinating.

Hugh Pearman, RIBA Journal
Two Tabernacle Street
Two Tabernacle Street

Whilst we recognised the temptation to create a modern contextual building, the playfulness of the original led us to explore the option of reconstruction.

Two Tabernacle Street
Two Tabernacle Street
Two Tabernacle Street
Two Tabernacle Street

By rebuilding it, we were able to create an interesting journey from a more traditional Victorian entrance to gallery-like workspaces created by the dramatic, faceted form and large areas of glazing.

Two Tabernacle Street
Two Tabernacle Street

Project Team