Mark Fairhurst Architects has completed Koops Mill Mews in London

by Sophie Cullen on Mar 18, 2016 in Architecture
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone
Photo by Adam Scott. www.adscott.net

Photo by Adam Scott. www.adscott.net

After a 14 month construction period, Mark Fairhurst Architects has recently completed Koops Mill Mews in London for Obenshaw Limited

The mixed use development comprises two ground floor commercial units totalling 2,475 sq-f, two 1-bed, three 2-bed, two 3-bed residential flats and a standalone studio house. With initial planning design by Chassay Studio the 'brownfield' development successfully resolves the complex historic and industrial context in the heart of the city and has become a template for successful urban design at a time of acute housing shortage in London.

Koops Mill Mews is approached via a gated courtyard, paved with recycled cobbles, providing communal access and parking to the building and existing development. Working with developer/contractor Kuropatwa Limited, the massing is stepped backed at each ascending floor creating private landscaped terraces for the apartments reducing the visual impact on the existing tenants.

Photo by Adam Scott

Photo by Adam Scott. www.adscott.net

The large double glazed aluminium windows, with subdivisions, mirror the existing cast iron Victorian warehouse windows; rustic dark grey bricks, render and aluminium mesh cladding accentuate the new massing. The apartments are designed to Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and include ventilation heat recovery units along with high levels of thermal insulation, acoustic attenuation and communal cycle parking. The commercial offices comply with 'Excellent' in the BREEAM sustainability ratings.

Built within the curtilage of the Grade II Listed 19th Century former tannery mill, the building represents the last surviving Victorian mill building in Bermondsey following the Blitz. The former warehouse was converted in the early 1980s into some of the first warehouse 'loft' apartments in London providing large open plan living spaces within an existing industrial building along with studio accommodation where Mark Fairhurst Architects was first established.


Photo by Adam Scott. www.adscott.net

, , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • Main photo updated

    Incubation architecture

    BARRIE HO Architecture hosts exhibitions about incubation architecture at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London – and soon in Hong Kong

    Posted on Sep 21, 2017
  • Frank Leung surveys his creation at ArtisTree

    Dramatic art

    Hong Kong art space ArtisTree transformed into a dynamic open-box concept performance venue

    Posted on Sep 19, 2017
  • 1

    Land Lord

    Landscape designer and architect Raddle Siddeley on why landscapes should look great naked

    Posted on Sep 19, 2017
  • Square and boxy, internally House W tells a story of soaring ceilings, vast skylights and an entire wall composed of glass panels on the garden elevation

    Heat exchange

    House W in Beijing overcomes challenges of heat insulation for maximum energy efficiency

    Posted on Sep 19, 2017