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Apartment Block, Clerkenwell

'A solid piece of joinery inserted into an existing building’ is also an accessible home

Apartment Block.
Apartment Block. Credit: Timothy Soar

Coffey Architects for private client
Contract value: £180,000 
GIA: 95m2
Cost per m2: £1,895

Once a school, this 1892 building in a conservation area was converted to residential and commercial use in 2000. It has now been refurbished as an accessible home, a ‘solid piece of joinery inserted into an existing building’, carved out of 30,000 oak blocks. The floor plan maximises the double-height space. Non-original features were stripped, exposing the envelope, and original green-glazed bricks were revealed and retained. Other Victorian characteristics celebrated include the 3m tall sash windows in the living space.

  • Apartment Block.
    Apartment Block. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • Apartment Block.
    Apartment Block. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • Apartment Block.
    Apartment Block. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • Apartment Block.
    Apartment Block. Credit: Timothy Soar
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