Development House

Shoreditch, London. 2018

  • Project Details
  • Completion: 2018
  • Clients: Melvale Holding Ltd with client representative Darmouth Capital

The proposal for the new Development House will replace the tired and almost empty existing building with a new 100,000sqft per nine storey building of office with A1 activities at ground floor that will activate the frontage along Leonard Street and Circus. The new mass will reinstate the historical diamond shape of Leonard Square (now known as ‘The Circus’), holding the shoulder line of the surrounding buildings and raising toward the corner to highlight the importance of the circus as node for the local area. Designed as a 21st century warehouse, the building takes inspiration from the strong industrial heritage that exists in this part of Hackney, developing the warehouse typology into an elegant green glazed based building enriched by the articulation of brick bonds, patterns and colours of its facades.