Building Tour: The Department Store, Squire and Partners

Starts:

06:00pm, Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Until:

09:00pm, Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Location:

The Department Store
248 Ferndale Road
Brixton
SW9 8FR

 

Join architects Squire and Partners for a special evening tour of The Department Store followed by drinks in the rooftop bar.

The Department Store revives a local Brixton landmark to create a series of collaborative workspaces supported by an evolving hub of creative, retail and community uses. Originally built in 1906 as an annexe to the Bon Marche department store, the design of the reimagined space has been informed by the existing fabric and layers of history.

Collaborating with craftspeople and furniture makers, the restored building provides an exciting array of spaces for the various design disciplines within the practice. Externally, designs reversed years of neglect – revealing original brickwork, stone, marble and terracotta – and reactivated the street level through animation and display. A new social rooftop level comprises a series of oak framed pavilions topped with copper shingle, and a crafted glass dome replaces a dilapidated existing cupola.

All photographs © James Jones