53 Great Suffolk Street, Borough

Honours the contextual materials, history and story of the building

53 Great Suffolk Street
53 Great Suffolk Street Credit: Tim Crocker

Hawkins\Brown for Morgan Capital Partners
Contract value: £9m
GIA: 4,000m²
Cost per m²: £2,250

53 Great Suffolk Street is the sensitive refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse that brings 40,000ft² of much needed workspace to Southwark. The architect has honoured the contextual materials, history and story of the building in the design. The new extension takes on the language of the existing building, reinterpreting it in a contemporary and confident manner.

  • 53 Great Suffolk Street
    53 Great Suffolk Street
  • 53 Great Suffolk Street
    53 Great Suffolk Street Credit: Jim Stephenson
  • 53 Great Suffolk Street
    53 Great Suffolk Street Credit: Tim Crocker
  • 53 Great Suffolk Street
    53 Great Suffolk Street Credit: Jim Stephenson
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A palette of quality, crafted materials complements the existing building to create a rich working environment. The architect has worked hard to make the exposed mechanical and electrical services in the office ceilings as beautiful as possible. The design intention and quality of materials are carried down into the basement . Every aspect of this office building has been carefully considered, and the palette of materials enhances and complements the raw nature of the existing warehouse.

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