Project: All Saints
Award: Adaptive Reuse - Small, Bronze, 2023
Location: London, United Kingdom
Architect: EPR Architects
Client: EPR Architects
The retro fit of EPR Architects’ own London studio epitomises the values of the practice - innovation, flexibility and sustainability. Following decades of unsympathetic alterations, EPR has restored the once fine but crumbling Victorian building to its former glory. Drawing on its substantial heritage expertise, the transformation showcases the rich character of the original building.
Two new contemporary extensions to the rear of the building create a variety of vibrant spaces to work and socialise. These extensions were carefully conceived to minimise the volume of the new structure. Likewise, new foundations were avoided by spanning steel beams between the existing wings, significantly reducing the level of embodied carbon in the build. This fabric-first approach, combined with a mixed-mode ventilation strategy that allows passive cooling of the studio spaces via natural ventilation and an all-electric heating and cooling system, will enable the building to be net zero carbon in operation.
A cantilevered stone staircase, mosaic tiled floors and original brickwork have all been meticulously restored and paired with complementary new finishes.
Photo credit: Simon Kennedy
LEAD ARCHITECT: Edward Wood
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Alan Baxters & Associates
MAIN CONTRACTOR: McCue Crafted Fit
SERVICES ENGINEER: Hilson Moran Partnerships Ltd