Located just across the road from the Tea Building, Shoreditch Village Phase II celebrates the industrial heritage of the area through the creation of a new type of warehouse for Shoreditch. Conceived around generous volumes and a legibility of making – from its steel exoskeleton to the finishes within – the project creates two new flexible office and retail buildings with a glazed connection. Further ancillary buildings, one a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, the other a two-storey warehouse, complete the development.
The project is one of reconnection, taking a tight, unused brownfield site and turning it into a new place for Shoreditch. A historic passageway that once ran through the site will be reinstated, opening up an east/west axis and activated by retail on either side. A new street market underneath the East London Line extension viaduct and a curated public space will form a vibrant heart to the development.