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Can a new building reflect the history of it’s neighbours?

Behind a listed workhouse wall in Wandsworth lies the west wing of Earlsfield House, an Edwardian mansion block.  [Y/N] Studio are delivering four refurbished apartments in a listed building, and a new townhouse. 

Our scheme seeks to celebrate the existing building’s best attributes while still making apartments relevant to today. By opening up the existing large spaces and carefully integrating new flexible layouts within we have achieved four 2-bed apartments. A modern interpretation of Dado panelling hides services and a new oak herringbone floor recreates the previous floor from the workhouse.

A 3-bedroom townhouse is carefully positioned behind a listed wall, with a texture formed by projecting brick headers which references the intricate banded patterning of the listed building.

227a Garratt Lane
Location: London, UK
Type: Residential
Size: 600m2
Client: L&Q Housing Association
Collaborators: Hawkins/Brown
Status: Tender
Date: 2016-2017
Project Team: Alex Smith, Ayse Cagin Bailey, Margherita Zompa, Carolina Borgatti, Daniel Ford