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Yorkton Workshops, Hackney

Cassion Castle acted as both architect and main contractor in this collaborative, circular economy project of character that judges called 'exemplary'

Yorkton Workshops.
Yorkton Workshops. Credit: Taran Wilkhu

Cassion Castle Architects with Pearson Lloyd for Pearson Lloyd
Contract value: £1.25m 
GIA: 504m² 
Cost per m²: £2,480

Yorkton Workshops epitomizes what can be achieved when design professionals come together. Cassion Castle, acting as both architect and main contractor, amplifies the success of the approach, demonstrating the benefits of being able to react quickly to findings on site. The refurbished building is a palimpsest alive with historical references, richly layered with the lives and preoccupations of its occupants over the years. The clients, as contemporary designers, very much continue the line of the makers who previously occupied the space.  The tapestry of old and new has been carefully choreographed into a cohesive whole, with longevity and flexibility embedded in the space planning. There has been consideration of future proofing, regarding overheating with a natural ventilation strategy and the creative use of thermal mass. This is exemplary as a collaborative, circular economy project of character.

  • Yorkton Workshops.
    Yorkton Workshops. Credit: Taran Wilkhu
  • Yorkton Workshops.
    Yorkton Workshops. Credit: Taran Wilkhu
  • Yorkton Workshops.
    Yorkton Workshops. Credit: Taran Wilkhu
  • Yorkton Workshops.
    Yorkton Workshops. Credit: Taran Wilkhu
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