COURTYARD EAST
COURTYARD EAST
BERMONDSEY STREET
BERMONDSEY STREET
OFFICE SPACE
OFFICE SPACE
COURTYARD WEST
COURTYARD WEST
RECEPTION
RECEPTION
NEW BUILDINGS
NEW BUILDINGS
NEW BUILDINGS
NEW BUILDINGS
GALLERY SPACE
GALLERY SPACE
SITE PLAN
SITE PLAN
WOOLYARD PLAN
WOOLYARD PLAN

WOOLYARD

Bermondsey Street, London SE1

Woolyard is a fusion of new and historic buildings designed by us for GPE. A series of planning permissions unlocked the potential of a complex site. The two courtyards address the historic grain and 20th century context. The warehouses of Gaitskill’s distillery and a merino wool importer had been linked as a warren of stairs and corridors. We demolished structures of no merit, took back retained interiors to their original form, aligned floor levels and inserted new buildings. The re-development was carried out across three separate contracts to suit continuous tenant occupancies. A new Bermondsey Street building is a counterpart to the Wool Hall, with each flanking the distillery gate. A four-storey office building at the end of the yard makes a new Hardwidge Street frontage. New buildings are fair-faced concrete internally, stock brick and steel windows externally. All are accessed from Woolyard, restored with granite setts and enclosed with new railings.