The Department Store – Brixton

An architectural showcase and revival

Client: Squire and Partners

Location: Brixton

Completed: 2016

Features: Dragon beam oak frame, outside-inside space, fully exposed roof trusses.

Requirements: Sustainable materials as modern alternative to steel, continuing the building’s evolution.

Awards: 3x 2018 RIBA Regional Awards and a 2018 RIBA National Award

Six beautiful linked lantern oak frames house a rooftop bar and dining room above an impressive renovation of a historic London department store. Carpenter Oak provided the perfect modern but natural addition to the building’s expertly renewed iconic style.

An oak frame for an exemplary renovation

A Carpenter Oak frame has transformed the roof of an old department store in central London. Part of an elegant renovation of the space by architects Squire and Partners, the frame provides a striking crown to this smartly conceived building.

Green oak was used to create a series of spacious timber framed areas, with integrated glazing allowing light to pour into the bar, lounge and restaurant. Guests and members can enjoy both dining inside or outside, and social spaces and views out across the London skyline.

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