Drill Hall

Drill Hall is a substantial renovation and conversion project, transforming an industrial building into co-working offices, cafe and residential apartments in the heart of Mile End. Situated along the busy Mile End Road in the East End of London the former drill hall and vehicle maintenance yard have been substantially extended to provide new accommodation which has been woven back into the complex urban grain.

HUT were briefed to transform the existing dramatic spaces for new uses whilst being sympathetic to the heritage, form and patina of the original building. New, crisp insertions meet the original fabric and retained structure creating unique and unexpected material junctions. Rooflights, translucent blocks and lightwells punctuate the plan bringing in daylight, emphasising the dramatic scale and spatial quality of the original building.

New flat roofs and light wells create ‘brownfield’ sites for native planting, encouraging wildlife and reducing rainwater attenuation. The building’s fabric has been thermally upgraded in order to achieve BREEAM ‘excellent’ and EPC B. The restoration of the dilapidated building juxtaposed with the new additions brings new purpose and longevity to the unique site, cementing its place within the cityscape, street and local community.

Type
Location
GIA
Value
Status
BREEAM
EPC

Mixed use
Tower Hamlets
31,732 sqft
£7m
On site
Very Good
B

Client
Project Manager
Main Contractor
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Quantity Surveyor
Planning Consultant
Building Control
Fire Engineer
Visualiser
Sustainability
Ecologist
Commercial Agent
Commercial Agent

Mantra Hay Ltd
Hillcrest
Investre
Parmarbrook
LMEP
Stature
Savills
Tower Hamlets
Astute
Dan Fisher
Sustain 3D
Herrington Consulting
Anton Page
Comptons

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