• Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats
  • Tailor’s Shop & Flats

Tailor’s Shop & Flats

Bloomsbury, London

Comprehensive refurbishment, extension and restoration of a 1765 Grade II Listed property in Camden’s Bloomsbury Conservation Area, for a bespoke tailor’s shop with flats above.

The project consolidates, preserves and restores the listed fabric enhancing the building’s long-term conservation and reinforcing the street’s historic use-pattern of “living above the shop” by expanding the tailoring into the basement and adding a contemporary 2-storey rear extension; as well as creating two high-value new residential units in the upper floors.

  • Client:
  • Connock & Lockie Ltd
  • Team:
  • Benedetti Architects
  • McDowell+Benedetti (to July 2016)
  • Alan Baxter & Associates
  • Greer Pritchard
  • Brook Barnes James
  • Studio Nine
  • BRCS (Building Control) Ltd
  • Cost:
  • £2.01 m
  • Status:
  • Planning consent granted December 2013
  • Opened September 2016
  • Published:
  • Monocle
  • Architects' Journal
  • OnOffice
  • London Open House 2017
  • Wallpaper
  • The Building Centre
  • Awards:
  • Shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards - Heritage Project of the Year 2017
  • Shortlisted for FX International Interior Design Awards 2017
  • Highly Commended - Camden Design Awards 2017
  • Shortlisted for Conservation & Retrofit and Retail - New London Awards
  • “Renato Benedetti came highly recommended and our great expectations have been exceeded by the architects’ performance. They have proven their skills and commitment; firstly in complex negotiations with Camden and Historic England to achieve maximum planning consent, and secondly with their technical detailing expertise helping us find the right builder, and their dedicated efficient management of the construction. We are extremely pleased. It is everything we hoped for.”
  • Yusuke and Masanori Nagashima - Owners