New London Architecture

The Rowe

Under Construction

The redevelopment of the former Cass School of Art & Architecture to create a contemporary office by adding to the existing six storey building an equal but contrasting volume above.
NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

NEW LONDON AWARDS 2020

Shortlisted in the WORKING category
The redevelopment of the former Cass School of Art and Architecture creates a contemporary office by adding to the existing six-storey building an equal but contrasting volume above.
 
The renovation provides 150,000 sq ft of office space by adding an equal volume above the existing building. The new build element mimics the horizontal banding and rhythm of the 1960s concrete panels but contrasts this with a steel structure and dark palette. A setback level highlights the tension between old and new.At low level, two additional buildings complete the urban block. A three-storey brick building completes the adjacent passage whilst a five-storey metal building with cantilevered balconies addresses the street at the rear.



Project information

Status

Under Construction

Borough

Tower Hamlets

Size

14800 sq m

Completion

2022


Location

112 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PT, UK


Team Credits

Client

Frasers Property

Architect

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Contractor

BAM

Structural Engineer

Robert Bird Group

Landscape Architect

Grants Associates

Services Engineer

Sweco

Building Services

Hoare Lea


Last updated on

05/05/2022


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