Farringdon Road

49-51 Farringdon Road is a Victorian building set within the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in Clerkenwell, London. HUT’s scheme brings light, efficiency and a sense of wellbeing to the office accommodation through a sensitive refurbishment and extension rooted in the area’s historic diamond trade.

The Hatton Garden conservation area is one of valuable heritage and bespoke craftsmanship, reflected in the quality of the new architecture from the feature diagrid roof to finer details such as ironmongery and brass rivets. The expressed timber roof structure is formed from Kerto, a laminated veneer lumber system, providing high structural strength with much lower embodied carbon than that of traditional construction methods. The unique ceiling references the original architectural language and internal timber details otherwise lost to a fire.

Much of the building’s original fabric and structure is retained, reinforcing its legacy. Existing floors are stripped back, uncovering layers of past renovation & repair. The core is repositioned to sit asymmetrically within the plan, dramatically increasing efficiency and flow throughout the workspace while faceted steel sheets frame glazing overlooking the roof terrace and provide passive solar shading during the summer.

Type
Location
GIA
Value
Status
EPC
BREEAM

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Awards

Workplace
Islington
17,700sqft
£4.6m
Complete
B
Very Good

AJ First Look, 2021

AJ Retrofit Awards Finalist 2022

Client
Project Manager
Main Contractor
Structural Engineer
MEP Engineer
Quantity Surveyor
Planning Consultant
Building Control
CDM
Fire Engineer
Acoustics
Photographer
Commercial Agent
Commercial Agent

Atlas
Stature
Thirdway
Entuitive
Mecserve
Stature
Savills
Stroma
Andrew Goddard
Astute
Cass Allen
Billy Bolton
Comptons
Ellis Brown

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