2-10 Cobb Street was a façade retention and basement scheme located in the Wentworth Street Conservation Area in London’s Spitalfields. The conservation area had a close association with the clothing industry or “rag trade” which still endures today and can be seen in the Petticoat Lane and Wentworth Street markets and shops selling cloth and fashion items.
The existing three-story building at 2-10 Cobb Street was derelict. The redevelopment scheme was designed to incorporate the front elevations of the existing buildings to preserve the overall character of the Westworth Conservation Area and to provide 7 energy efficient apartments and 4730 sq ft of new commercial space.
Demolition and façade retention works were undertaken in advance of our works. We were appointed to construct a single-story reinforced concrete basement using the top-down method.