ST. PETER'S PARISH OFFICE, CLERKENWELL, LONDON


Built more than 150 years ago, this grand parish office in the Hatton Cross conservation area required a significant makeover to restore it to its former glory.


The internal layout has been reorganised to suit the needs of the growing community of the local parishioners. Structurally, a new mezzanine floor has been added to storage area to enlarge the filing capacity of the parish office; the kitchen, the washing area and all the bathrooms have been refurbished to most recent standard of fuel efficiency.


A palette of hardwood parquet floors, natural stone, muted tones and inventive use of lighting has provided a modern facelift while preserving and enhancing the classical features of the original design, including the polish discovery of a beautiful brickwork arc in the kitchen area which had been hidden behind many years of paint.