Bethnal Green, E2
Oxford House is a current project which includes the refurbishment, restoration and conversion of the existing Grade II listed building, built in 1884. The building has continued its original function as a ‘settlement’ community building, and while the works are taking the place, it remains occupied and used by the local community.
The works include the refurbishment of the external brick façade, external windows and the tiled / membrane roof, with timber and brick repair works .
Further external façade works involve the complete refurbishment of a timber cupola and the conversion of the existing temporary roof into an accessible outside area with balustrading and reader lights. We have started to strip out redundant services, and repair the severely water-damaged original roof, and replacing the rooflights. We have erected a temporary roof over the building and have removed the cupola by crane for restoration.
Internally, temporary works and demolition will make way for a large café area to the ground floor, with the basement office spaces also being remodelled. A thick, load-bearing brick wall will need to be demolished to open the Ground Floor up for the café, so a structural steel beam will be fitted in stages.
Dannatt Johnson Architects LLP
Press and Starkey
JCT with Quantities