The sustainable renovation and remodelling of a Victorian corner shop in the Globe Road Conservation Area, originally constructed by The East End Dwelling Company Ltd, for a cancer research doctor, and his lodgers.
We completely overhauled the property which was cramped and unwelcoming. Identifying that improvement, not expansion, of space, was the solution. Building less, but better, we advocated a retrofit with sustainable, affordable materials at its heart. The emphasis was placed on salvage and reuse of materials, plus thermal upgrade the historic fabric. The house is now transformed into a warm sanctuary for contemporary living.
The project was longlisted for the Don't Move Improve Awards 2022.
“The house on Globe Road was full of character and charm, although the layout reflected its past life as a corner shop resulting in living and outdoor spaces that felt cramped and unwelcoming. Whittaker Parsons have transformed the space, creating an elegant entrance hallway and new indoor and outdoor living spaces that all flow together. The result is a beautiful, functional and sanctuary which maintains the unique character of the property. Camilla, Matt and their team have been an absolute pleasure to work with- their innovative design and creativity plus environmental sensibilities make them the ideal partners to embark on a project such as this."
Dr Shepherd, 2020
Photo Credit: Jim Stephenson