Glasshouse Yard

Glasshouse Yard is a collection of high quality, funky, factory-inspired spaces in Clerkenwell that are resolutely City Fringe in their offering, but with a series of twists in their makeup to give them a palpable standout quality. The differences run from top to bottom, from limed oak floors laid in chunky chevrons to futuristic tubular sabres of LED lighting suspended from above, alongside oversized yellow pendants. These sit alongside those City Fringe staples of exposed air-conditioning ducts, exposed concrete ceilings galvanised perimeter trunking.

Client: Private
Location: London
Local Authority: Islington Council
Construction Cost: under £1.5m
RIBA Stages: 0 (Strategic Definition) to 6 (Handover & Close Out)
Status: Completed 2015
Project Manager: P&BC
MEP: Synoptic
Interior Design: 360 Design International
Contractor: Mac Interiors

“It’s my pleasure to recommend Chris and the team at Smith Newton. I’ve known Christopher for a few years now since my company acquired their services on a building in London. We have also been working on a second building in Barbican where Chris was the driving force behind the design. I have found him to be both driven and focused and an active business leader in his field. On a more personal level I have found him to be thoughtful, reliable and polite and have enjoyed his advice and valued his input and opinions on  different projects.”