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Roz Barr wins planning for Hackney live-work unit

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[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Roz Barr Architects has won planning for this live-work unit in Hackney, East London after a lengthy planning battle

The scheme in Bayford Street, which includes four apartments and two split-level workshops, was submitted in April 2013 but was only recently approved.

The Bayford Mews development will replace a Victorian workshop and will be built from concrete-faced masonry with an internal cross-laminated timber structure.

Roz Barr Bayford Mews

The architect’s view

‘The commission started as a collaboration between ourselves and our client who is a sculptor who was interested in the work of the practice. He and his partner who is a fashion designer both lived and worked in the space. 

‘The general footprint of the proposal retains a similar shape to the existing. Restricted by planning guidelines and a landlocked site we had to work carefully with the existing buildings heights towards Mare Street in order to gain additional mass. The proposed ground floor and new basement offers split level workshop units with natural light from the mews and a new window to Bayford Street. By stepping the ground floor level and forming a new basement we were able to ensure that the elevation on Bayford Street is only 1.9m higher than the existing building.

‘The overall size of the proposal is smaller on the north and east facades, offering a proposal that is still within a scale of a mews; secondary to the principle buildings on Mare Street.’


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