Architects Squire and Partners moved their 220 staff to Brixton in summer 2017. Having purchased a dilapidated Edwardian department store two years previously, the practice entirely reimagined the space allowing the existing fabric and layers of history to inform the new design.

Start Date / Time 03 Jul 2018 17:00
End Date / Time 03 Jul 2018 19:30
Venue The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, London SW9 89FR
National No
Region London and the South East
Type Tour
Available to Non Members Yes


Collaborating with craftspeople, the restored and extended building provides an exciting array of workspaces which define the many facets of design undertaken by the practice and expose the process of craft and making. Staff facilities include a generous bike store, showers and changing areas, a multipurpose event space and a rooftop restaurant and bar with outside terrace. The Department Store has won an RIBA Award in the London region, and is currently shortlisted for a number of other international awards. Partner Murray Levinson will give a short overview of the project, before a tour of the workspace ending with a drink on the practice’s Upstairs rooftop bar.

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17.00  Registration

17.30  Welcome

17.35  Brief presentation by the project team

18.00  Tour of the building

18.40  Networking & drinks

19.30  Close of event