184 SHEPHERD'S BUSH ROAD
Located within 100 metres of Hammersmith town centre and originally designed and constructed in 1915-16 as a garage and service depot for Ford Motor Company 184 Shepherd's Bush Road was sensitively restored and extended. Three floors were added within a dramatic new diagrid glass roof, breathing new life into the Grade II listed building. The new design comprises over 115,000 sq ft across six floors creating a unique, high quality office space that incorporates contemporary design elements. Its history as a car showroom and garage meant its high ceilings and use of space were ideal for conversion into a 21st century office building providing a nod to the future. The proposed geometry of the dome as an arch/shell structure not only enabled a thinner column-free structure, giving better aspect through the glazing without compromising the structural integrity of the building. It also created a shape that was coherent with the surrounding buildings and balanced out the proportions of the existing building. Sanja was project architect for 184 Shepherd's Bush Road while working at ColladoCollins Architects.
AWARDS: The project was highly recommended at the RICS Awards, commended at the NLA Awards and shortlisted for the RIBA, BCO, LEAF and WAF Awards,.