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Martin House

Hackney Downs, London 

Martin House is one of the last remaining functioning textile warehouses in Hackney Downs. This project proposes to repurpose part of the site to provide affordable co-working space to serve Hackney’s local creative community. A single storey brick warehouse was identified as the ideal location for the office building. 


The proposal seeks to vertically extend the existing warehouse to provide an additional first-floor mezzanine space. A newly constructed steel roof will span across the existing warehouse and include large fixed glazed panels, allowing light to fill both the ground and first floor of the warehouse. Additional materials are being kept to a minimum to keep the focus on existing materials and textures, which include large steel window frames, deep blue brick piers and copper shutters. 

Martin House 

Location: Hackney Downs 

Year: 2020

Client: Private Developer 

Type: Workspace

Status: Planning Granted 

Project Team

Architect: MIDA Architecture

Planning: MIDA Architecture  

Structural Engineer: JMS Engineers   

Energy Consultant: Atspace Consulting

Daylight & Sunlight: Rights of Light Consulting

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