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  • Natasha Aldridge Final Major Project

    Interior Design


  • The Old Stables, located in Wandsworth, is subject to be incorporat-ed into an exciting new residential and retail quater, that will combine contemporary living with iconic heritage at the former historic Youngs Brewery site. The exsisting stables building has had various propositions for its use, suitable for the redevelopment of the surrounding space on that site inlcuding; a retail outlet and leisure space.

    Keeping within a similar concept, my proposition for the Stables is an Indoor Food Market, executed with 4 functions; The Market, Street food Kitchen, Allotment and Educational classes. The functions are all created to enhance connections between locals and visitors around the fundemental principle of food.

    Physical Characteristics:The building is registered as Grade II listed. The Ram Brewery Site, for-maly the Youngs Brewery, has been a well-known Landmark in the heart of Wandsworth town over 150 years. Rentention of the listed stables in their exsisting form is to be complied by and sensitively restored to pro-vide accomadation for the proposal of a food market

    Heritage assets within the site:The entire site lies within the Wandsworth Town Conservation Area. The site includes a number of listed buildings, most of which form part of the Grade II* listed Ram Brewery complex at the southeast corner of the site, where the brewery was originally built and gradually expanded.All parts of the Ram Brewery complex that were built before 1935 are retained and re-used.At the north end of the complex, on Armoury Way, but with a courtyard south towards the site, are the Grade II listed Ram Stables. This building, from 1896, with minor alterations from the 20th century, would also be retained and re-used for retail A1/A3 purposes.

    As proposed, all listed buildings on the site are retained and re-used for appropriate uses, in line with policy 7.8 of the London Plan

    The introduction of public space to the site and the re-use of the list-ed brewery buildings would be beneficial for appreciating the historic characteristics of the brewery and would, therefore, enhance the setting of the listed buildings and character and appearance of the conservation area.

    The Maxium Height of my building design is aproximatley 8m. Of par-ticular concern however to the Inspector was the overwhelming contrast of a previous application proposed by Greenland, whereby, two towers over shadowed the exsisting stable building. This was, in part, reason for his refusal of the previous application. The main setting of the stables building is therefore significantly improved from this scheme.

    The materials range from brick, glazing and timber and zinc cladding. These are applied in mix of architectural styles with a pitched roof relationship which picks up on the industrial build-ings around the town centre. The ground floor comprises public uses across the scheme and the open nature of these uses gives the development an appealing character.The new roof design on the extension takes a circular form with glazing as the main material which creates the strong contrast of the conservation area, and the building mateiral is predomi-nantly brick. The fact that the majority of the other new build-ings in the scheme will be brick means this building will blend in, but the glass roof witll make it distinctly different and a marker within the site.

    Social characteristics As set out above, the site as a whole is identified for mixed-use redevelopment which, in terms of the Councils site allocation, seeks re-provision of employment floorspace. The food market will offter local people and business to set up stalls within the market, generating income.

    Economic As was identified with the previous application at the Public Inquiry, the site is a brown field town centre site, and effectively the only site within the town centre which can provide a signifi-cant opportunity for regeneration. As such it should be a prior-ity for redevelopment. As above the proposals will create a mix of uses, new jobs and housing, new public realm and reconnect the existing town centre to the River Wandle. The principle of development for mixed use is therefore generally supported and consistent with the Local Plan and aspirations of the Lon-don Plan subject to other detailed policy matters set out in this report.

    With its green spaces and riverside parks Wandsworth is one of Londons most sought-after boroughs. Explore the fashionable boutiques and taste delights in the arti-san cafs of Wandsworth Town. Or take advantage of the superb transport connections that whisk you to the heart of London in minutes.

    Pictures of the surrounding area of Wandsworth :

    1. Wandsworth Train Station 2. View exiting the station 3.Little boutiques along the highstreet

    4. Busy traffic junc-tion

    5. Ram building site under construction

    6. One of the green spaces in Wand-sworth


  • London is renowned for its numerous markets such as, Borough market, Spitalfields, Brick lane, and Columbia road flower market, to name a few. The success of them is already established, and appreciated by local Londoners and tourists.

    The Food market, is to be situated in the Old stables building in Wandsworth, to encourage locals and guests to experience the pleasure of eating, cooking and sharing food that has been locally produced, and ultimately, a chance to grow and sell their own.

    The market is executed over 5 functions;

    The allotment, Educational cookery classes, The Market, Main street food vendor kitchen, and the Roof top bar and Terrace area. These functions combined are to enhance various connections with food, between locals and visitors.

    The Market, is an opportunity for local shops or people to sell home made/ freshly prepared food. It Provides a space for local producers to sell produce in this refurbished area of Wandsworth. Pop up market Stalls can vary from cake and jams - through to cheese and wine, and various hot food stands. Local growers of fruit and vegetables can also set up stalls to sell goods to visitors or to the main street food kitchen.

    The main street food kitchen is located in the existing stables building Guests are able to choose their ingredients from various stalls before entering the space if they wish to then have it freshly prepared in front of them . Steel and wood shutters open to reveal a street food inspired kitchen where chefs are entirely on show in what is a street food performance.

    The menu has a number of base dishes which can be supplemented with the ingredients guests bring with them. The open kitchen enables guests to view their ingredients being integrated into the dish and the different preparation techniques used. The informal atmosphere with chefs and guests chatting with each other about the dishes and ingredients. The easy going interaction encourages guests to talk about the ingredients they brought and where they bought them, enabling tourists to quickly discover parts of London.

    StallsTraders can pitch up their items to sell on already set out stalls provided. Interesting day to day variation will be maintained by alternating sellers/shops to give a variation of things/food to buy and sell, keeping the market interesting for both locals and guests.

    In the cookery class, Street food vendors give timetabled lessons in how to cook their dishes, that guests can sign up to. The cooking school is a double height space in the existing stables building containing inspiring cook books and a central sociable table for students of the cooking class. Guests are are educated about the qualities and possibilities of sustainable local produce, growing methods of various plants and food, and ultimately taught how to cook street food.

    Allotment - situated on the first floor. Using hydroponics, you can grow just about anything, including most house plants, flowering plants, vegetables, several different kinds of fruits and many different kind of herbs . Hydroponic gardening indoors can provide you with a year-round supply of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. whatever the season. Locals, school children and guests can visit the to learn more about this growing method and how they can grow their own food.

    The final function of the space is the rooftop. Placed with its own bar, during the warmer seasons it serves amazing cocktails and drinks made with the allotment produce. The Rooftop also has space for plants to be grown. The green rooftop acts as a catalyst for the city block, that blend it with the green living roof tops proposed by Greenland. The aim is to build an interest and to show the ease with which neighbouring locals can create their own allotments on rooftops throughout the city.

    How it works:

    Cookery Classes To further engage with the community, Visitors can sign up to Cookery classes that aim to give nutritional information and guidance as how to grow, prepare, and cook a wide range of things with an on site allotment.

    Commercial allotment An allotment space is a wonderful way for people to appreciate and see how food is produced and how it appears before packaging in stores. along with the educational classes it provides a basic insight of how to grow foods to then show people how they can generate ideas to recreate growth in there own space at home. ideal for the city homes with limited garden space.

    Food bank there are many people in need and in turn many who wish to give, therefore i propose an additional Food bank, to support local people on low or no incomes donated by members of the public or food stores. alternatively, traders at the market may wish to contribute.

    Users The market is enjoyed by anyone who appreciates good food. Tourists, Locals, Fami l i es and adu l t s o f a l l ages . professional cooks to amateur , and overall food lovers.

    Proposal: an indoor market that hosts a variety of things to engage and reestablish peoples relationship with food, and it cannot be ruined by the weather!

    Rather than typically taking a wear house, leaving it bare, and putting some stalls in place, i want to create a more luxury desired feel to the market (imagine 1). The market will host small pod stations, where people can sit and enjoy a mix of cuisines. visitors can expect to see and buy various beverages and a large variety of of freshly cooked and prepared food.

  • Access and location

    In terms of transport infrastructure, the (A3) Wandsworth High Street/West Hill and (A217) Ram Street, Armoury Way and Wandsworth Plain are part of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). The site is served by 13 bus routes during the day and 3 night bus routes. Wandsworth Town national rail station is within 500 metres of the site providing links to Central London. East Putney Underground Station is 1 Kilometre away and is served by the District Line. The combination of bus and rail services result in a public transport accessibility level (PTAL) of 5 - 6a across the site, on a scale of 1 to 6 where 6 is most

    Character Area B. the brewery development site[both sides of the Wandle]

    Within the town centre there are 4 main (very different) character areas, which complicates the objective of establishing a strong coherent identity. This site is in evolution with the current redevelopment proposals. Its of paramount importance to reconnect the river to the centre as well as improving the frontage on the High Street and the streetscape.

    Assets historic buildings on the site edges fronting the High Street the river running through plans afoot and has great potential potential to strengthen the connections to thetrain station, revitalise the river ecologically andas a public space opportunity to reinforce Wandsworth town centreas a major retail clusterIssues large plot that will take time to be developed, occupied and functioning at urban level gyratory system threatening to limit the aspirations of the current proposals risk to see a further increase in traffic through the town centre

  • Current UseThe Ram Brewery Site, formerly known as the Young's Brewery, is currently under redevelopment to make way for a new complex. The 7.75 acre site, which is currently derelict, comes with planning consent for 661 homes and 9,500 square metres of commercial space for new shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.The scheme has a total investment value of circa 600 million and represents Greenlands first acquisition in the UK.

    Previous useFrom the 19th century, The Ram site became intimately associated with Youngs and Co, who brewed on this site between 1831 and 2006, when operations moved to Bedford. Chairman John Young, great-great grandson of the founder, died just days before the closure, and the last batch of Wandsworth beer was served at his funeral. It is The oldest site of continuous brewing in Britain. The Youngs Brewery has been a familiar local landmark for both Wandsworth residents and visitors for over 150 years. Opened in 1831, the site has contributed much to the boroughs social and historic fabric.The Brewery officially closed on 25th September 2006 but the heritage of the site remains central to the proposals put forward by Greenland.

    All key heritage buildings are planned to be retained and renovated to form the signature elements of the scheme. This includes:

    -Retention of the stable block, creating a new public space within a modern architectural setting-A Micro Brewery within one of the listed buildings-A quality public open space with market stalls and an events area-A brewing museum which will incorporate the Beam Engine and the Coppers-Reuse of listed buildings for commercial use, including a selection of high quality restaurants, boutique shops, cafes and bars

    Greenlands proposals

    Below is the current design layout proposed by greenland and currently under construction for the site. The image highlights the residential and commercial spaces throughout the site on ground level. stables and its extension is planned for A1 retail development, the red highlights the existing building to see the maximum allocated space that has been provide for the stables extension by Greenland. I will be keeping within this space for my design.

    Elevation of existing stables onto new build

  • Regeneration Plans by Greenland

    Visions of the approved site plans that are currently under construction by Greenland and set to be completed by 2017

  • Layout- External Relationship

    The site represents an important part of local history, but in urban design terms at present, it represents a single-use area that does not form part of the public realm, and because of its size, blocks desire lines for pedestrians, in particular east-west and along the River Wandle.

    The proposed redevelopment for the site as a whole will add welcome car-free space for pedestrians and introduce new routes and reintroduce a fine grain that is inherent within the town centre. The general lay- out of the scheme is supported, with new pedestrian space along the river, a direct route from Wandsworth High Street, opposite the entrance to the Southside Shopping Centre, to the northeast corner and towards the train station.

    Public Realm

    The design of the landscaping and the public realm is crucial to how inclusive the development is for many people. The proposals should ensure that the routes from the public transport facilities to the new entrance points are legible and clearly identifiable, and that way finding is easy to make access easy, safe and comfortable. The site complex is only a short walk away from the nearest train station, and the route is mapped out.

    As you can see the stables buildings hold a prominent position, backing onto Armoury way .with the increased amount of activities proposed on the site in form of residential and leisure, the stables will offer something for the whole site but crucially connecting to Armoury way.

    Armoury Way/Fairfield Street AreaArmoury Way is seen essentially as an area with potential for enhancement. There are two interesting clusters of buildings, one at Dormay Street, and the other at Barchard Street/Fairfield Street. Both suffer from compromised settings dominated by traffic, signage and advertising hoardings. Issues are:Potential for enhancement of Armoury WayProposals by TfL implications for Armoury Way and Fairfield StreetRam Brewery Site potential for enhancement of area to the north and east Dormay Street a possible gateway to the River Thames

    The cluster of old buildings along the High Street provide a coherent frontage, culminating in All Saints Church. The river, the Brewery site and the Southside Shopping Centre separate this from a second cluster to the east (after the junction with Garrett Lane). A target public realm intervention between the 2 parts could knit together the high street again.

  • This is the proposed site plan for the area on which the stables building sits. Pedestrian access is made viable all through the site with a new access along the river, which previously was not accessible. This will be a huge benefit to the site as a whole with the residential and commercial spaces that over look the river, including the stables building that has a proposed roof top area with the river in its site lines.

    proposal has been designed in keeping with the redevelopment on the site, know as the Ram project. The proposed extension is in keeping with the space that was allocated for the building.

    The Proposal has been made accessible from each side- including, creating a connection via back entrance on to Armoury way, and also east side connection from the river.

    The layout includes new access points on the front face of the building to ensure the development makes the best of the site and its surroundings.

    The space is fairly large, there for it was crucial to include many access points. With out certain entrances, for example the back access onto Armoury way, Pedestrians from that side would have to walk all the way round. Also during peak hours, the food market will benefit from different entrance and exits points in order to control circulation.

    Inclusive access through the site has been maintained via double door widths and extended heights.

    Ground Floor Entrance points

    New access points at either end which previously the building didn't have as seen below

    Layout- External relationship

    In connection with the plans for the site as a whole, the area occupies a car free space, but various car parking facilities are in the area. The building has a total of 9 access points, with entrances on each side of the building to connect the space with the new surrounding site. 2 of which are in use only for access into the cookery school. Main access points are at the front of the building.There are 2 full sets of stairs leading from the ground floor to the first floor level. A lift is also available on the east side of the building, near the entrance point to get to the first level.

  • Currently the grade II listed stables building stands at approximately 6 metres high at the front ends and reaches a maximum height of approximately 8m. The space will retain a double height interior ceiling space. The building sits on a site that is roughly 7.75 acres. The proposal calls for a redevelopment of the stables building with an additional new rear extension extending out to 22.5m in length. This along with the existing space will form different areas to host a bustling food market.

    Various restrictions - The ram brewery development!The ram brewery is a fantastic development for the area of the site. The design proposed for the old stables building I feel should be in keeping with the space proposed and accessible by the Greenland project therefore by not overlapping my design over areas where proposed building development has been chosen by Greenland. Height restrictions of the design are important as previous plans show how excessive hight has been rejected by the council as being too extrusive to the promenade and surrounding view points, therefore designing only what is necessary and required for the space.

    Impact on the Promenade

    The building is fairly large in size, however due to the shape, it is long in length but narrow in width. As it currently sits on the site, there is plentiful amounts of space surrounding the building for additional future builds. With the proposed extension on the back end of the building, it is in-keeping with the similar size extension proposed by Greenland and there for sufficient. With the future developments on the site as a whole, the hight is a good size, if not modest, to the adjacent residential buildings , however it is enough for its purpose. The maximum height is seen in the proposed extension of 2 semi circular dome roofs reach a height of 8m. Wandsworth is a conversational area, so it is important that the new extension not be overpowering in its design, but rather blend with the future styles proposed on the site and more importantly, blend with heritage architecture such as the existing stables building that it is joined to, there for the height, as seen from the front elevation doesnt over shadow the stables building. Redevelopment of the stables development include refreshing of its facade, should make for a positive and welcoming impact on the promenade, for what will be a future public space.

    Existing dimensions of the stables building to be retained

    Proposed extension dimensions

    Existing Dimensions With Proposed Extension

  • Research :London Parallels Other parts of London went through phases of intense change in responses to challenges in many ways similar to those facing Wandsworth today. Many have been solved with different approaches. The best examples have drawn from the placess unique assets and created distinct (and now very recognisable) identities. There is a wealth of lessons and ideas to be found that could be of inspiration for Wandsworths town centres and the indoor food market concept that i propose.

    Brick Lane

    Early context

    -The Old Truman Brewery (unused industrial heritage)

    -Markets as a feature/attraction

    -Curry houses

    -Heritage buildings


    Increasing diversity of food and drink establishment

    -the Old Brewery as cheap studios

    -Hub for ITC and media co. (started in the Brewery Site)

    -Revitalisation and expansion of the markets

    -Growing cultural and artistic offer

    -Growing diversification of food and drink offer

    -Traffic conflicts (at small scale esp. at weekends)

    Agent of change

    -Upgrade of heritage buildings and re-use (Spitalfields and Weavers Houses)

    -Use of the brewery site (key role: owner and investors)

    Sitting in the heart of the East End, London's Brick Lane has a fascinating history and is one of the most popular places to visit in the East End today, especially on a Sunday when the streets gets the area buzzing.

    Brick Lane was a poor slum area in the past; it was in the very heart of Jack the Ripper territory. Today, following a bit of regeneration, it offers exciting alternative shopping opportunities, various markets and some of the best curries in the capital!

    As with the site in which my design of the stables building stands, the 7 acre space was once renowned for a large brewing site. By the 17th century, Brick lane had also become a popular location for breweries. The famous brewing family, the Trumans, started their business here and you can still see their Black Eagle Brewery on the street. This century also saw the start of its market.Brick Lane has an extremely popular and quite eclectic Sunday market that is popular with locals, Londoners from other areas and visitors to the capital. You may find some regular stalls in there, selling the kind of stuff youd expect in a market, but the real charm here are the second-hand stalls. People sell all kinds of stuff at Brick Lane you can pick up collectibles, CDs/DVDs, vintage clothes, retro accessories and even large pieces of furniture and it is still possible to hunt out a real bargain or simply buy something a little bit unusual. There is also usually some street entertainment going on throughout the market site and you can also pop into various indoor markets, such as Upmarket and Backyard, which operate out of the The Old Truman Brewery building. This complex also contains galleries, exhibition spaces, shops, and bars, restaurants and cafes.his part of London also enjoys a booming arts scene and many a street artist, both aspiring and world famous, have used its walls as a canvas. A wealth of street performers also practice their trade on Brick Lane, with musicians and circus performers vying for attention.

    brick lane brings digital interactive attraction in an 80s arcade makeover

    brick Lane Sunday market

  • Camden High Street

    Association / image

    -Alternative culture, TV and media

    Early context

    -Unused industrial site

    -Popular pubs/music venues

    -Good public transport

    -Bad vehicular traffic


    Heritage sites along the canal

    -Market(s): Camden Lock Market since the 70s

    (craft market) then new markets with many stalls

    specialising in alternative fashion.

    -Architecturally diverse, lively mix of buildings


    -Growing music and media reputation

    -Retail and entertainment

    -Tourist reputation

    -Still abundant spaces occupied by well-used offices

    -Cultural and creative industry hub

    Agent of change

    -Market /retail led redevelopments

    -Music industries

    -Commercial TV

    -Public realm/streetscape improvements

    (consolidating success more recently)

    -improved access to the Canal

    Research: London Parallels

    Camden Lock, part of the historic Camden Market, is the creative and cultural heart of London. Featuring some of London's finest designers, artists and independent sellers, as well as a delicious selection of the best food venders in town, Camden Lock is a favourite spot for locals and tourists.

    Visit us and take a look around our one of a kind shops and stalls. We pride ourselves on the quality of the products and the great atmosphere. Visitors will enjoy excellent customer service and will have the chance to meet the artists, makers and creators behind the unique crafts on offer. Of course, a day in Camden Lock isn't complete without sampling the unrivalled street food from our Global Food Kitchen, finger-licking good cuisine from around the world

    West Yard at Camden Lock Market hosts our world class street food area The Global Kitchen. Our Global Kitchen hosts the most diverse and exciting array of street food vendors in London selling award winning cuisine from around the world at affordable prices. From Ethiopian curry to kangaroo burgers, pulled pork wraps to mac and cheese. Our handpicked selection of street food is second to none.


    Camden High Street

  • ResearchBrough Market

    Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food market in Southwark, Central London, England. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. The market sells a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, meat, poultry and game, charcuterie, cheese, olives, truffles, spices, sauces and condiments and bakery and confectionery items, is frequented by chefs, amateur cooks and anyone with a passion for eating and drinking.

    Borough Market's gourmet food market consists of up to 70 stalls and stands. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce to the market, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries. Other stalls specialise in produce imported from abroad. Open Wednesday to Saturday

    Green Market

    Cookery demonstrations with BSL interpretation services take place at Londons Borough Market on the second Friday of every month. A brigade of professional chefs and food writers, accomplished in a wide range of culinary disciplines, provide free demonstrations in the Market Hall. They offer a snapshot of the best seasonal produce available from the Market and impart their expert knowledge for home cooks. Within my design I will bring this educational aspect though the form of cookery classes that visitors can sign up to.

    My favourite design aspect of Borough Market is the Green market interior space. A large steel frame creates what almost looks like a large green house. The entrance is spacious and attractive with various plants vertically growing up beams and walls, And the semi circle roof reminds me of a polly tunnel used for growing plants. The space lets in Vast amounts of light and creates a great connection between food and plants which is what i hope to achieve within my Design.


  • With in the design, i want to create a mezzanine space that overlooks/ gets away from the busy market down below. It will be a space to host seating for guests to relax and enjoy their brought food. A balcony Level would be a great addition to the stables building, and its a great view point looking down to not miss any action.

    To further engage with the community, visitors can sign up to various cookery classes, including street food vendors giving lessons on how to cook their dishes. This, along side the hydrophobic allotment aims to give nutritional information and guidance on how to grow, prepare, and cook.

    Initial Design ideas

    Need desired room to accommodate:

    -Large amount of space for various market stalls -hot street food vendors -cookery school -Allotment/ Garden -Seating -storage -toilets roof top terrace

    executed over 2 levels

    The Hydroponic Garden is a wonderful way to encourage guests to experience another food related aspect of the market, Guests first hand can learn and be aware of a technique of growing without soil that can be replicated in their own homes. This experience with the market as a whole allows guests to experience growing, cooking and ultimately eating food that has been prepared on site.

    The hydrophobic method of growing is seen within the interior of the building and consists of vertical growing methods that can be seen hanging or growing up walls and along rails. This ideally is to inspire guests to apply these growth settings in their own space..

    The exterior space, namely the roof top terrace host various plants as a backdrop to a space where guests can relax, eat and socialise in a nature filled space, overlooking the city scape.

  • The Hydrophonic Garden is situated on the First Floor, and is a growing method of plants that requires water and no soil. There are various methods of this system which need to be looked at in more detail. however the design concept is achieveble in the space provided, and the growth of vegetables on the premisis can be used to educated grwoing methods to visitors and procude can even be sold or used in the Main street food kitchen.

    Micro Gardens, Living walls for either interior or exterior is encouraged. Not only is it visually attractive but, also beneficial by; improving air quality- plants clean and absorb pollutants in the air, It has a health benefit of having positive effects against stress. Plants have energy saving attributes- Green walls reduce cooling requirements and help save during he warmer months.

    The Indoor Food market is intended to be a market where local individuals or business can sell their locally produced food. The market therefore will trade within a certain radius. The Design will also make a conscious choice of finding suppliers who can provide recyclable materials such as reclaimed wood or stone.

    An old shipping container has be transformed into the out door roof top bar, with its own mini green roof for plant growth.

    Vision of Hydroponic growth method.


  • Design Ideas: Roof Top Bar



    The roof top is an additional space, that will be perfect for the warmer seasons that will over look the new public realm of the ram project- and facing east way towards the river. The space is intended to provide an additional areas for the growth of various plants- in relation to the indoor growing of plants that are Hydroponically grown. (Without soil) The Rooftop allows locals and guests to relax in a space with the growth of plants surrounding them. A rooftop bar serves amazing cocktails and drinks made with the allotment produce. The Allotment Rooftop acts as a catalyst for the city block, building interest and showing the ease with which neighbouring locals can create their own allotments on rooftops throughout the city. City block rooftops can be interconnected to create an allotment landscape, enabling locals and guests to meet and relax, share tips and food. In relation to the surrounding buildings Greenland have incorporated green living roof tops.


  • Site Analysis, constrains, and opportunities:

    The aim is to develop a sense of unity within the space. Considering the existing structure of the stables building is quite narrow in width, rather than maximising usage vertically by having an additional floor level in place ( as proposed by Greenland) this proposal calls for maintaining a double height ceiling space, in order to avoid the sense of inclosure.

    2/5 existing door ways on the rear of the existing building have been closed to make for better circulation into the new extension, and also to make way for more space, for selling stalls, without the need to worry about obstructing door and walk ways, which would of previously occurred.

    The front half of the existing building is a double height space over one level that enters into newly joined proposed space that is over two levels. Full access on the ground level and balcony/ mezzanine floor levels internally on the second floor which leads out onto an additional external roof top area.

    Estimated occupancy levelsAccording to the government building regulations, the occupant capacity of a room is the area of a room divided by floor space.

    The area is a multifunctional space, that is mostly open planed, with visitors able to walk from one space straight into another. Therefore, spaces may vary and the occupancy of people per area can only be an estimate.

    Ground Floor Cookery Class 10x15= 150 sq. m Main street food vendor 10x15= 150 sq. m Stall area on entrance 6x39= 234 sq. m Toilets 5x9= 45 sq. m Main space 33.7x16.7= 562 sq. m

    First floorbalcony seating 33x3.8= 125sq. m 30- 40 person capacity. Interior garden 4x8= 52 + 4x33= 132 + 7x8= 56. Total = 240 sq. m Roof top area

    Amount-Interior Type Label Floor Space

    Ground Floor /sq. m

    Cookery School 150 sq. m Main Street food kitchen 150 sq. m

    Retail stalls 234 sq. m

    Main Area 562 sq. m

    Toilets 45 sq. m

    First Floor

    Mezzane Seating 125 sq. m

    Hydrophonic Growing 240 sq. m

    Roof top Bar and Terrace 284 sq. m Access

    Green Land Proposed level in existing stables

    view point showing two levels together

  • There is potential for the extention on the back of the stables building to increase in height, however, the height amount proposed is enough for the potential of the site and design function. I have taken into consideration the listed and her-itage aspect that the asociated with the stables building, and from an elevation view point, I think it would be intrusive to over shadow the height of the long standing building that has historic importance. Therefore the proposed scale provides an appropiate level of accomadation, that doesnt extrude over the visible site lines of the Old Stables.

    The Height and width of doors provide adequate space for accessability for all users- minium height and dimensions are, 2.10m x 1.90m

    Site in relation to proposed redevelopment of the site

    Exterior Scale

  • Ground Floor

    In the existing stables building, due to its narrow width, the placement of stalls have been kept to the edge, to allow space for walking, originally stalls were placed on both sides, however this left the gap for walking too narrow. Also its good to bare in mind that even though this is a busy space, its is not a space of continuous flow of walking, as visitors will stop to browse and purchase from the individual stall vendors, therefore the width needs to accommodate for this along with movement.

    Various entrance points have been made available around the perimeter The main entrances of which are; the original entrance that is central on the stables building and an additional entrance leading into the main street food vendor. A few tables are made available in this section to watch food being freshly prepared for you. Various Food stalls will be in the rest of this section.

    When entering the stables building the next set of internal doors into the other area, are fairly in line with the main entrances to allow easy flow from one connecting space to other. Additionally there were 5 doorways, 2 of which were closed, leaving a door at either end of the 40m stretch of space and a central door way.

    The stables has been kept as a double height space, to prevent a closed in feeling that may occur if a floor level was put it due to the already narrow width. Instead a balcony storage ledge is in place, that will have displays on and is accessible by staff only via a ladder, to give the feel of a barn (It is for display and storage purpose, and therefore will not be accessed often)

    The next section, is underneath the first floor balcony level that hosts seating. To the left had side, a lift access is available, and A corridor walkway to male and female toilets. Toilets have been positioned on the edge and discreetly behind a wall to the main market space, but are easily accessible, and have clear signage. This area and the main market space are underneath class ceilings to allow plenty of light into the space. The main food market , host various food stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, street food vendors preparing freshly cooked food, coffee bar, and drinks bar.


    Main Street Food Vendor

    Main Food Market Area

    Cookery school

    Various food stalls

    Internal layout ground floor








    Human scale has been added to the interior spaces as an indication of the spatial relationship. Images of Proposal usage for Existing Stables space.


  • First Floor

    The first level is made accessible via a lift and 2 sets of stairs at either end of the space. The main set of seating available for the site has been positioned on the balcony level. Whist the trading is happening on the floor below, the first level is a chance to relax and socialise over food and refreshments, with the main seating provided all along the 40m stretch balcony hosting seats for 30-40 people.

    Food is also grown on the premise with use of Hydroponics. This is the growth of plants without the need of soil which saves vast amounts of space. Expect the growth of various vegetables grown using this method, that can either be sold or used in the main street food kitchen for cooking.

    The outside rooftop, is an additional area that will have the growth of plants. The Roof top Bar, open during the warmer seasons is accessible via lift and stairs and exiting through the double doors. In turn the first level is a large square shape that can be walked all around. The space is easily accessible via the set of stairs on the west hand side or alternatively, the east set of stairs or lift will take you to the balcony level which you then walk down.

    Internal Layout first floor

    Roof top bar and terrace

    Internal Balcony Seating

    Hydroponic garden




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  • Two of five existing doors were closed in proposition for this design proposal. Sections show the alignment of internal access doors (coloured red) from the Front entrances. The reasoning for closing 2 of 5 particular doors was for symmetrical access that proves to be the easiest path to walk with clear cut direct access routes into the next section of the building. It also allowed for better positioning of stalls.


    Positioning of section plans on floor Ground floor plan

    Internal Circulation

    The Circulation plan indicates the relationship between the front entrances though to the internal doors that connect the old stables space to the new back extension. Coloured lines show access from specific doors.

    Key: walking routes from specific entrances

    Two access points designated to the cookery class, this space has been separated from the rest of the stables space .

    Dash line shows walking access all round the space.

    There is a clear walk space in-between the exterior edge stalls and with the

    stalls in the middle, however customers can walk in and out of the various stalls.

  • Access

    The design has aspired to provide the maximum level of ease and circulation for a range of users, including users with mobility use. The design has ensured there is minimum segregation between general and disabled access. The layout entails a open plan design, with internal entrances with out doors, so spaces flow into each other and creating ease for walking and moving within the space. The width of doors and walkways able disabled people to move up and down the building and use the same entrances without detours . There will be signage for visually impaired in braille where ever possible. Emergency access can be found

    The central north-facing entrance is proposed as the main entrance, the reason being that its a focal point on the building, underneath the clock tower, and is the original entrance point. A new additional entrance has been placed on the front end of the stables building, The reason being that it creates easier circulation to navigate through the space, rather than people to be all drawn to the middle entrance and cause a cluster of people during peak times. The main street food vendor is also placed in the original stables part of the building, therefore it seems appropriate to have an entrance into this space.

    Provision for bicycle storage has been made on the south side of the building that faces Armany way. This area is the back end of the new extension to the stables building that also has been made accessible with two entrance points on either end. Entrance points to the building have been made accessible from each side- creating connects to ensure the development makes the best if the site and its surroundings.

  • Front central entrance

    Front central entrance


  • Sections

    Sunlight is set to 12clock midday August to allow positioning of shadow

  • Sunlight is set to 12clock midday August to allow positioning of shadow


  • The design is combining the atmosphere of a food market, with various street food vendors in a more idyllic setting, with the growth of plants. The existing stables building is of a brick facade and has multiple small window openings that are to remain. The building is of a historic heritage and there for any designs proposed must be in keeping with the listed regulations on the building. The proposed extension on the rear of the building, will compliment the refurbished stables building by also being constructed with a brick facade. Large semi circular glass roofs add a modern appearance to the design, and large amounts of light into the space- beneficial for the Hydroponic garden. Natural materials of stone, and tiles are to be proposed for the design, as a hard-wearing material that adds character. Bursts of colour, mixed with patterns and rustic wood, will compliment the finished space, though the use of furniture and designs of the pop up stalls with a street market appeal.

    Inspiration: Materials, textures, colours, finishes

  • Ground Floor plan

  • First Floor plan Indicated by the highlighted areas

  • Visuals

    The roof top is an additional space, that will be perfect for the warmer seasons that will over look the new public realm of the ram project- and facing east way towards the river. The space is intended to provide an additional areas for the growth of various plants- in relation to the indoor growing of plants that are hydroponic grown (Without soil) The Rooftop allows locals and guests to relax in a space with the growth of plants surrounding them. A rooftop bar serves amazing cocktails and drinks made with the allotment produce. The Allotment Rooftop acts as a catalyst for the city block, building interest and showing the ease with which neighbouring locals can create their own allotments on rooftops throughout the city. City block rooftops can be interconnected to create an allotment landscape, enabling locals and guests to meet and relax, share tips and food. In relation to the surrounding buildings Greenland have incorporated green living roof tops.

  • Visuals: Hydroponic Growing

  • Visual: Balcony seating level

  • Visual: Main street food vendorLocation: Existing stables

    Wooden crates used as attractive food displays of fresh foods and drinks, that guests can use to be cooked into their dish whilst they watch.

    Natural stone flooring used within the space, as with various wooden textures.

  • Visual: Main interior Market space Hosting various stalls, including a bar at the far end, a coffee bar in the middle and various hot and cold stalls around the edge.