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Retrofit Talks: Bethnal Green Road x Carmody Groarke

Online talk
Tue 21 May 2024, 1-1.45pm

Retrofit Talks is a webinar series platforming architects and product manufacturers to discuss completed or ongoing retrofit projects.  

Part of Retrofit 24, these talks give a voice to built environment professionals, allowing them to detail in their own words the process, challenges and outcomes of their projects. Connecting people, allowing for cross country dialogue, Retrofit Talks gives the audience the opportunity to learn from our presenters and ask questions in the Q&A. If you have ever wondered about the process behind a building join us for these lunch time sessions and have your queries answered. 

469 Bethnal Green Road was a 1970’s textile warehouse resigned to demolition, until Carmody Groarke, the London- based architecture practice, was invited to explore ideas for redeveloping it. Carmody Groarke retained as much of the existing building as possible while adding multi- aspect windows, user- controlled natural ventilation, solar shading and three floors via a roof extension. Providing flexible workspace and comfortable working conditions.

Lukas Barry, Associate Director at Carmody Groarke, led the project. He is an advocate for reuse and has extensive experience in this field. Join us for this session where Lukas, alongwith Quinton Clarke from Unity Group, will detail this project. 

  • Lukas Barry (Associate Director- Carmody Groarke)

Lukas specialises in cultural, commercial, arts and hospitality projects. He has over 20 years’ experience of designing complex projects at a range of scales. His recent work at the BFI Southbank and the Playhouse Theatre have been recognised with industry awards including the Civic Trust and the RIBA. He is currently leading the redevelopment of 469 Bethnal Green Road, an existing 1970s warehouse building that is being retained and reimagined to create a new low-energy, materially rich office building. Lukas is also a guest critic and lecturer at Sheffield University and The Bartlett. 



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