Compton Courtyard – Warehouse Redevelopment, Clerkenwell

  • Budget: £2.8 million
  • Status: Completed in 2009

40 Compton Street in Clerkenwell comprises two Victorian warehouse buildings with a courtyard loading area. The development provided high quality ‘shell and core’ type office and workshop units, serviced and finished to 21st century standards but benefitting from their location in Victorian warehouse buildings in a sought after city fringe area. The design sought to retain the character and features of the existing buildings, while providing maximum flexibility for future tenants. A new ground floor entrance hall and reception area and redesigned courtyard complete the development.

Straightforward, practical and robust low carbon detailing with the use of readily available materials, servicing equipment and building techniques has achieved an upgrade to Energy Performance Certificates Grade C, and energy savings of approximately 44 kgCO2/m2 per annum of treated floor area.

Photographs © Michele Panzeri