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Mixed-use Development, Ropewalk, SE1, London

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Anthony Hall with Forge Architects


Client: Lassco

Type: New Build Residential Development
Size: 88 Apartments & 1,300sqm Retail Space

Value: £11 million
Status: Design / Planning Approval

Drawings: Forge Architects
Photos: Behbahani Hall

“A large mixed-use residential / commercial development of an inner-city brown field site, providing eighty-eight apartments and a new architectural salvage emporium"

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Full project description and drawings:


The project consists of a seven storey mixed-use residential / commercial development, which maximises the potential of an under-developed, inner city brown field site, just east of London Bridge station.


An existing antiques and architectural salvage yard is transformed to provide a new architectural salvage emporium at ground floor, and eighty-eight high specification residential apartments on the uppers levels.


Positioned on a difficult triangular shaped site, the building is formed of two separate parts, an exterior brick element and an inner timber core, which come together around three interconnecting courtyard gardens.  A large recess in the brick façade reveals the inner core to the street and forms a planted garden serving as the entrance to the building. At roof level, penthouse apartments look out over private decked gardens offering amazing views across London’s skyline.


To the rear, at ground floor the architectural salvage emporium renews its previous connection with the rail arches behind to provide space for a new food market, a street space for the public offering the delights of architectural antiquity and gourmet food and drink simultaneously.


Main elevation showing entrance courtyard

Section through entrance courtyard and rear courtyard

Section through entrance courtyard and rear courtyard

Section through rear courtyard and double height commercial space

Floor plans

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