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Piercy & Co wins planning for two London office schemes

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Piercy & Company has won planning permission for two workplace schemes, one in north London, the other in Spitalfields on the City fringe 

The projects, at 3-6 Spring Place and 42-46 Princelet Street, were recently approved by Camden Council and Tower Hamlets Council respectively.

Plans for the Spring Place scheme feature a part six-storey, part two-storey building containing flexible work space, including private and co-working space, a café in a railway arch and an open courtyard.

It will replace a dilapidated car workshop in Kentish Town. According to the practice, the design references ‘the articulated roofscapes, steel infrastructure of the railway and the solidity of Victorian brickwork’ surrounding the site.

The Princelet Street scheme includes the refurbishment of an existing building, café, and a part one, part two-storey roof extension. A ‘pleated’ roof space will feature north light glazing and, says the practice, recalls the weaving lofts once common in the Brick Lane area.

Internally, Piercy & Company will expand an existing atrium and build a winding staircase within it. The entrance will be remodelled to include a double-height reception space.

Director Stuart Piercy said: ‘With this new typology of collective businesses and active shared public and event space there is a fantastic opportunity for commercial buildings to provide a more civic role in the community.

‘On both Spring Place and Princelet Street our first step was, as always, to engage with the inherent character and history of each site, using this understanding to create work spaces that are at once of our time and still deeply connected to their place.’

Both projects are being backed by Fora, which is developing a number of work space across the capital. 

Project data 

Spring place

Location 3-6 Spring Place, London NW5
Type of project Mixed use
Client Fora
Architect Piercy & Company
Planning consultant DP9
Structural engineer Heyne Tillett Steel
M&E consultant MTT
Quantity surveyor Jackson Coles
Gross internal floor area 4,543m²

Princelet Street 

Location 42-46 Princelet Street, London E1
Type of project Commercial
Client Fora
Architect Piercy & Company
Planning consultant DP9
Structural engineer Heyne Tillett Steel
M&E consultant MTT
Quantity surveyor Jackson Coles
Gross internal floor area 2,992m²

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