Revealed by 6a Architects plans to renovate Grimshaw’s Grand Union House offices in Camden.
Our vision for Grand Union House is for the creation of an iconic new office building that will act as a benchmark for sustainable, low carbon development in Camden. A place that embodies wellbeing with new landscapes, trees and gardens inside and out, fit for the future changing city. We will also create new homes on-site in the heart of Camden Town.
The project will bring about a transformation of the surrounding public realm. Kentish Town Road will become a tree lined boulevard running next to a double height office space that opens onto the street, with winter gardens rising through the building.
A transparent design will allow views through the building to the Sainsbury’s Yard, where new planting and landscaping will enliven this currently tired and unattractive space.
The re-imagining of Grand Union House will complete the Grimshaw campus, creating a piece of exceptional architecture that works with the existing building and responds to the architectural legacy of the recently listed Sainsbury’s supermarket and canal-side houses of Grand Union Walk.
The redevelopment of Grand Union House has been many years in the making. This is an opportunity to drastically improve a site that has fallen behind the times and currently offers little to Camden Town, making it a focus for anti-social behaviour.