Offices - 10 Greenland Street, London, NW1

Built in 1893 by the Bowman Brothers the site had been home to a large furniture business, manufacturing and retailing until the late 1980s. The Bowmans Building consisted of 50,000 sq ft which had fallen into dereliction with only the high street shops generating income.

Rachael Harvey was approached by the owner to assist with the development of the building, a large undertaking, and set up an office on site so allowing me to work alongside the tradesmen and Project Manager. I was solely responsible for the design and specification of the building and it's services, bringing it back to life and profitability. 

The project took 8 years to complete and now stands as a mixed-use development including retail, office and two new build penthouse apartments with roof terraces.

Vacant units on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors were linked to the main Camden High Street building via new bridges expanding the options for entrance / exit and means of escape. Two new lifts services the offices with additional fire escape stairwell leading to the Penthouse developments.

The exposed brickwork scheme was carried throughout the building, huge steel fire doors were refurbished as features for the spaces and re-instated as fire exits between different office units.

Two of the offices were illuminated using concealed uplights in a ceiling detail while the 1st floor had suspended lighting incorporating up and down lights. As with all works in the building, specifications included fire detection design, planning new means of escape, intruder alarm design, access control, tea points and toilet blocks, secure lift-lobby entrances and all finishes.