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15 Aug 2018

Henley Halebrown gets started on De Beauvoir Block's phase two

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Henley Halebrown has received planning permission for the second phase of De Beauvoir Block, which will provide additional studio space for small businesses in London’s De Beauvoir Town.

Earlier this year, Henley Halebrown completed their RIBA award-winning project in De Beauvoir Block, converting a group of 19th century semi-industrial buildings into coworking spaces designed by Sella Concept for developer Benyon Estate.

Henley Halebrown has now received planning permission for the second phase at 98 De Beauvoir Road, where work commenced this summer and will be completed in a year’s time.

Spread across 835 square metres, “No 98” currently comprises of three 2-storey buildings. The new scheme will involve demolishing the central building while retaining its façade, and building a new 3-storey structure with brickwork walls, a precast concrete stairwell concrete landings and a timber roof wrapped in EPDM rubber. This will act as a core that will incorporate a lift, kitchens, WCs, plus a small atrium.

On the street, a white precast concrete loggia will help conceal a new steel frame and exposed timber third storey. While to the rear, the existing sawtooth-roofed structure wil be refurbished. Much like De Beauvoir Block, outdoor space will play a key role, featuring a forecourt, a covered way and two interlinking courtyards.

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