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Retrofit Talks: Extending the life of heritage multi-unit residential properties

Online talk
Tue 16 May 2023, 1-2pm
Part of RETROFIT 23

Retrofit Talks is an online series of live talks that connects professionals to discuss residential retrofit. Produced as part of Retrofit 23, this series showcases the latest research and projects in architectural practice, providing case studies and solutions for retrofit of homes. The talks feature guest speakers presenting their project followed by an interactive Q&A. Join us for these engaging sessions and gain insights into the innovative approaches to retrofitting homes.

The first event in this series took place at 1pm, Tuesday 16th May.

Speakers – Rebecca Thomas, Director at Fathom Architects, with James Hinks, Associate at Elliott Wood, and Matthew Barnes, Project Director at Hoare Lea 

From identity and environmental performance to accessibility and wellbeing, this session reviews the inherent complications of adapting heritage multi-unit residential properties.

Since the most sustainable building already exists, it's essential we find ways to re-use larger heritage buildings in a way which is sympathetic, pragmatic and sustainable.

Using a case study of St Mark's Court in St John's Wood - a heritage retrofit of a 19th century mansion block, consented in 2022 and about to move to site – Fathom Architects, Hoare Lea and Elliott Wood discuss how this complex scheme addressed multiple issues to create a coherent and desirable residential development of 29 homes for client Henigman.

Hear how research findings, sustainability studies and bespoke suppliers contributed to bringing the building back to life.


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