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2-6 Fulham Broadway comprises five adjoining early Victorian 5-storey load-bearing masonry terraces and associated rear extensions. Four terraces had previously been knocked together and a large basement and ground floor rear extension added in the 1920s to form an early department store, this was extended again in the 1930s. The fifth adjacent ‘clock tower’ terrace was converted in the 80s to provide access to the office floors above and a further office extension to the rear. The site was previously used as a restaurant on basement and ground with separate let offices above.

The redevelopment includes conversion of the existing building to meet the needs of a new long-term retail tenant on the basement, ground and first floors with separate office spaces on second and third and first at the rear over the retail.

Expedition initially provided a feasibility report outlining six different redevelopment options with increasing levels of complexity and building works to our client. The agreed scheme with the developer client is towards the end of the complexity scale and includes demolition of the existing 20s & 30s rear extension and reconstruction in ‘Slimdek’ flat soffit steel frame with high load capacity shop floor and roof plant capacity to suit a new long-term retail tenant and full opening-up of the first floor party walls to create an open plan area across the four adjoining terrace buildings.

Neil Reeder
James Parker

Client: Romulus Construction Ltd

Architect: Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects

Status: Completed 2013

2-6 Fulham Broadway