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Two Tabernacle Street

Durley Investment Corporation

A brass clad architectural form hidden from the street, revealing itself after moving through the Victorian entrance.

Two Tabernacle Street
Durley Investment Corporation

This workspace scheme in Shoreditch initially involved rebuilding and reworking the street elevation of a fire damaged Victorian building set within the Bunhill Fields and Finsbury Square Conservation Area. By authentically replicating key period details — including brickwork, timber sash windows, and stone and plaster mouldings — we designed a new elevation that retained and enhanced the historic character of Tabernacle Street whilst accommodating realigned office floor heights.

Behind this carefully reconstructed facade, and cradled in the centre of the landlocked site, lies a light-filled modern office building. A series of complex Rights to Light requirements coupled with the client’s brief to maximize both B1 area and volume resulted in a dynamic, faceted volume with double height spaces, folded ceilings and angled walls and roofs.

The resulting architectural form is largely hidden from the street, revealing itself only as you travel through the reconstructed Victorian entrance into the contemporary space beyond.

The project almost doubled the existing building area and was let in its entirely to a single media tenant.


Durley Investment Corporation
Islington, London
Gross Floor Area:
15,600 sqft
Completed January 2015


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

Project Team

  • Jackson Coles, Project Manager
  • Price & Myers, Structural Engineer
  • GDM, Services Engineer
  • Jackson Coles, Cost Consultant
  • DPP Planning Consultant
  • Kind & Company, Main Contractor


  • Jack Hobhouse, Photographer