Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects completes London granary

Mark Wilding

The Granary by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Pollard Thomas Edwards. Photo: Tim Crocker

Source: Tim Crocker

Redevelopment of a derelict granary in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Pollard Thomas Edwards, has been completed.

The granary, located in the Abbey Road Conservation Area, has been refurbished and extended and now contains a mix of commercial and residential uses, a public square and a restaurant with a riverside terrace.

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation secured detailed planning permission for the scheme in September 2009 with a Schmidt Hammer Lassen design. Developer Rooff bought the site in March 2010 and appointed Pollard Thomas Edwards to carry out further detailed design work.

The granary building’s original features have been restored. All lean-to extensions and non-original internal partitions have been removed and blocked up windows have been opened up again. Bronze panels used in the new buildings were chosen to complement the original building.

Rooff will move its headquarters to the two upper floors of the building and market the lower floors to prospective tenants.

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