Location Brentwood, Essex
Client Land Charter Homes
Conversion of and rooftop extension to office building
Ingrave House, formerly the Bank of New York, is located within the Brentwood Town Centre Conservation Area, next to the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Helen. The original three-storey office building was designed in the 1980s, with a quadrilateral footprint wrapped around a central courtyard, red brick façades and tiled mansard roof.
The practice gained consent using permitted development rights to convert the office into 72 apartments, ranging between studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodation. Permission was also secured for a substantial rooftop extension, comprising 16 additional penthouses. During the conversion, the building was refurbished to a high standard throughout, with a new entrance canopy and lift core, green trapezoidal zinc cladding to the upper three storeys of the courtyard, and a new communal roof terrace providing views of the London skyline.
3D rendered images by Steve Clark of UKM Creative.