img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

160 Old Street, Islington

Screeds and 1970s facade removed to free superstructure capacity, allowing extensions vertically and horizontally

160 Old Street.
160 Old Street. Credit: Timothy Soar

Orms for The Great Ropemaker Partnership (The GRP), a 50:50 venture between Great Portland Estates plc and Ropemaker Properties Ltd (part of the BP Pension Fund Ltd)
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 20,499m2

Refurbishment of a 1970s building, set between Old Street, Bunhill Row and Banner Street, retains and exposes the original frame, with new additions in steel. Screeds and the old facade were removed to free superstructure capacity, allowing extensions vertically and horizontally. Unity is created by wrapping glass around the corners and fusing the vertical and horizontal brickwork. The height of the Old Street facade is balanced by a double-storey colonnade; the new entrance pavilion has an overhanging green roof and green-glazed volcanic brick piers. Upper levels have access to private terraces; there are three new courtyard spaces and bicycle storage at basement level.

  • 160 Old Street.
    160 Old Street. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 160 Old Street.
    160 Old Street. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 160 Old Street.
    160 Old Street. Credit: Timothy Soar
  • 160 Old Street.
    160 Old Street. Credit: Timothy Soar
1234

See the rest of the London shortlists here. And all the RIBA Regional Awards shortlists here


 

Latest articles

Business resilience for small and medium architecture practices A RIBA Journal Webinar in Association with Deltek

  1. Products

Business resilience for small and medium architecture practices A RIBA Journal Webinar in Association with Deltek

PiP Office and Workspace Design Webinar | RIBAJ

  1. Products

PiP Offices and Working place design webinar