This fit-out of a shell to create a two-bedroom apartment draws much of its character from the presence of an existing beech floor and a finished ceiling - both of which were inviolable parts of the acoustic separation agreed by the developer and lb Islington building-control department. These generated a strategy of using raised floors and perimeter ledges to accommodate cabling and pipework. The resultant changes in level help define the private space, including the main bedroom, while still allowing them to flow naturally off the principal living/dining and cooking area. The main contractor was John Shayer/800 Group. The cost was £65,000.