Manhattan Loft Conversion

Space Group Architects have recently been appointed to convert a studio loft into a three bedroom apartment. The site is within the Grade II listed Bow Quarter, the famous former Bryant & May match factory built in the mid-19th century which was once London’s largest factory. Back then it provided work for 2,000 women whilst now it is the home of 733 apartments. This particular one benefits from overlooking the London 2012 Olympic site.

The concept of the project is to restore the interior to reflect its original use and its external glory. Exposed brickwork is to be gained back and combined with a mild steel staircase and galleried walkway to provide access to the newly formed bedrooms. A stainless steel kitchen & dining area sits sculpturally in the vinyl lined main space and benefits from a light reflecting metallic light well above. A new skylight and translucent polycarbonate walls allow for additional light distribution. An existing beam that shoots throw the entire space is to be painted with self-fluorescent pigments to glow in the evening.


The third bedroom is formed by utilizing a redundant void in the communal parts. Other interventions include the provision of an additional bathroom, a 6.5m high book shelf and a dramatic lighting concept.


More details to follow soon.



Client: Confidential


Structural Engineers: TBA


Budget: Confidential


Status: Planning

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