Combining the best of the old and the new
|Client||Standard Life Investments Limited|
|Awards||Conserving - New London Architecture Awards 2020 shortlisted/ Office Agents Society City Deal of the Year 2019 winner|
A brief history
The Farmiloe is a Clerkenwell landmark, once home to lead and glass merchants George Farmiloe & Sons. An exemplar of the finest Victorian architecture, completed in 1868 by Browne & Robinson, the Farmiloe consists of two warehouse buildings linked by the original glazed atrium.
Over the years, artist and film makers have all been inspired by the building. Our vision was to bring the Farmiloe back into modern day use for a new generation to enjoy as an exemplary workplace.
The project sought to retain the Farmiloe’s beautiful character whilst interlinking a new building to sit alongside as an equal whole with a design philosophy of its own. The Farmiloe retains the original Victorian warehouse, office suite and front of house entrance.
The new and the old are connected by the stunning atrium which runs the full length of the site. Interconnecting bridges enable the building to interact as a whole, with the existing robust brickwork sitting harmoniously alongside the raw exposed concrete.
The 100,000sqft development is highly sustainable. It can operate as naturally ventilated or through the sensitively integrated ventilation and cooling system which moderates the temperature of the building throughout the day.
The centrepiece of the building is the incredible existing Victorian atrium, with a new glazed roof but retained structure. This brings light and joy right into the centre of the building: it’s where all the spaces meet, connect and provide a heart to the development.
Wherever you are in the development, there is a sense of interconnectivity: a real social environment and a sense of community.
Looking to the future
The Farmiloe brings together the best of the old and the best of the new to create a truly modern workplace environment. It is a development both for the heart and for the head.