Chart Street Studios

Sustainable Redevelopment

Redevelopment of a former furniture warehouse in Hackney. Using CLT and glulam, the existing building has been extended to include a new building over the courtyard and new office space on the top floor of the main building. Sustainable structural timber has been used to form the new elements of the building, such as the north lit studio space at the top and the vertical extension to the side; built using a combination of cross laminated, glued laminated and high strength LVL timber, the new extensions avoid wet trades and composite materials and have reversible connections, demonstrating the unique design potential of an all-timber solution and extending the life of the existing structure.


Project Info

Location: Chart House, 16 Chart St, London N1 6DD, UK
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  • Date of start construction: 01/03/2019.
  • Date of completion: 01/03/2022.
  • Type of building transformation: refurbishment & retrofitting.
  • Building function: Office.
  • GFA (m2): 1500.
  • Construction status: New.
  • Owner: CSI Investments.
  • Sector of owner: private.
  • Architect(s): Ian Chalk Architects.
  • Industry consortium: Ian Chalk Architects, Heyne Tillett Steel, Peter Deer Associates, Sweco, Exigere, Stature London, Exigere, KLH Sustainability, Spacelab, Conamar Building Services .