As much of the original fabric used as possible
London Regional Award 2019
Williams Architects for Green Sound
Contract value: Undisclosed
This small building in Paddington is the new office for a business with strong environmental credentials, that invests in sustainable agriculture. Embedded in a mews location, and with as much of the original fabric used as possible, new structural elements were designed to be fabricated offsite and then bolted together to maximise quality and speed. At roof level, the mansard’s steel frame was repaired and painted before new oak joists were installed to replace the existing rotting timber floor structure. Damaged facade brickwork was repaired, and a double set of fully openable folding garage-style doors allows natural light to flood the interiors while creating interest. Notably, the building adopts a zero-carbon sustainable strategy by replacing the existing gas supply with 100% renewable electricity.