Birkbeck Mews


Container City was commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney to devise a range of options for studio and office accommodation on this site bounded by Birbeck Mews, Birbeck Road and Winchester Road in a fashionable and up and coming part of East London.

Along with SCABAL Architects, we designed options of up to three stories of accommodation (up to 51,000 ft2) set over the existing market facilities.

The proposed building is set diagonally across the site to maximise views from the studio office windows and to create an interesting response to the otherwise bland streetscape.

The building is articulated horizontally as well as vertically and the roof incorporates potential terrace areas.

Key Facts

Client London Borough of Hackney
Completion date 2010
Brief To propose a modular system to bring this site into revenue generating use.
Partners Scabal Architects

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