A penthouse refurbishment overlooking the River Thames in Borough, South London.
The purpose-built riverside warehouses around Clink Street retain the 19th Century London dockland characteristics of narrow streets hemmed in by tall brick elevations and railway arches. Used for storing goods coming off ships, the load-bearing brick facades house a seven-storey timber frame structure connected with iron plates. The refurbishment strips back previous interventions to reveal an open floorplate; giving a sense of the building's former industrial past. This is further expressed by exposing the timber, iron and brickwork in their found state.