Our London architects have now restored and converted four of the historic warehouses at Royal Victoria Docks. Working with in group London architect Kemp Muir Wealleans residential architects at London based 4D Studio designed this stunning and much admired apartment – one of eight we have created in the attic space of a listed former tobacco warehouse in London’s Royal Victoria Docks. The apartment retains many of the original historic features while also meeting modern technical and sustainable standards.
Completed in 1858, the Victoria Dock (later part of the Royals) was the first fruit of the second great phase of dock building in the capital. Warehousing facilities were the cornerstone of the dock companies’ finances and a source of wonder to the 1905 Baedeker:
“Nothing will better convey to the stranger an idea of the vast activity and stupendous wealth of London than these warehouses, filled to overflowing with interminable stores of every kind of foreign and colonial products.”
As london architects with specialist conservation experience the architects of 4D Studio agreed a conservation and urban design strategy with the London Borough of Newham and won planning consent for proposals that have brought these historic structures, two of them listed, back into productive use.
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