GHA’s reworking of the Grade II listed Sarson’s vinegar works complex near Tower Bridge has created an intimate mixed-use residential and office quarter.
This project is innovative in developing a building typology where apartments and offices are interchangeable. It is a model the practice is now using as a building block on new mixed-use developments throughout the UK.
A rolling programme of sensitive refurbishment and new-build included creating a glass atrium that has turned Sarson’s Main Yard into a dynamic indoor space – old brick and timber facades of the offices are connected by new steel and glass walkways.
New-build wings form a gateway to the site and use London stock bricks in a contemporary manner at the same time as invoking an industrial vernacular.