Growing Irish practice HKR Architects has ousted John McAslan to take forward designs for a revamp of a distinctive distillery in south-east London.
The Dublin, Manchester and London-based architect won the commission to redesign Deptford's Seager Distillery after McAslan was dropped from the project.
McAslan claimed that the move came after the building - now owned by developer MacDonald Egan - was sold by its original owner.
HKR plans to build a low-rise building on the site, as opposed to the distinctive high-rise development previously proposed by McAslan ( pictured
MacDonald Egan currently owns the planning consent, won by McAslan, for 25,000m 2
of mixed-use development, including 219 residential units and 4,500m 2
of commercial space.
According to the developer, London mayor Ken Livingstone once described its proposals as 'an exemplar of process and design in London'. by Rob Sharp