Benedetti Architects

Benedetti Architects

London, GB


Oliver's Wharf Penthouse and Gallery

Three storey 4,000ft2 loft in Grade II Listed Victorian tea warehouse on the Thames for an artist, with private gallery, studio and three roof terraces. New levels and contemporary spaces created using natural materials to complement and contrast the restored historic fabric. 

Sensitive restoration included detailed consultation with Historic England and Tower Hamlets to achieve a clear and complementary balance between old and new. 

With views of Tower Bridge, Oliver’s Wharf was one of London’s first dockland warehouses to be converted for residential use, in the early 1970s. 

The existing 1970s warren of rooms removed and the barn-like space comprehensively refurbished and expanded to create a clear open plan 3-storey volume of naturally lit overlapping private, domestic and entertaining areas. 

Fluid volumetric spaces, mezzanines and a rooftop addition are articulated with freestanding elements and contemporary detailing using solid limestone, oak, sandblasted steel, stainless steel and cast glass. Also includes bespoke furniture and sanitary ware.

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Status: Built
Location: London, GB
Firm Role: Architect