The Old Rectory, built in the 1850s and later converted from residential to office use, was in a state of disrepair for many years but now it is being brought back to life. The Grade II listed building will provide four levels of generous workspace close to Monument Station.
The design respectfully improves and updates the condition of the existing building, weaving old and new with interventions designed to preserve the historic fabric. Inside, the domestic character is retained to create atmospheric high-quality workspace that engages with The Old Rectory’s past. A contemporary new staircase, surrounded by a semi-transparent enclosure, connects the top two floors, marking the transition from the original building to the later additions. Skylights have been introduced to flood rooms with natural light.
The Old Rectory will complete in October 2020.
Architect – Mary Duggan Architects
Heritage Consultant – Purcell
Structural Engineer – Engineers HRW
M&E Engineer – Integration
Quantity Surveyor – Stockdale