The Department Store Studios, Brixton – Projects
- Squire and Partners
- The Department Store
- Jack Hobhouse
The Department Store Studios is a new four-storey contemporary workspace building in Brixton, London. Providing 13,000 sq ft of workspace and 4,500 sq ft of retail, the new development creates a platform for growing businesses with flexible workspaces – from individual desks to private studios – and a host of serviced social and meeting areas. The Studios is also home to a neighbourhood bar, restaurant, and screening room.
The crafted red brick building takes inspiration from the robust Edwardian aesthetic of its sister development, The Department Store, with patterned brickwork and contemporary faceted bay windows. A setback fourth floor responds to the surrounding residential streets and creates generous planted external terraces. Internally, designs are centred on sustainability and the honesty of raw materials, with an exposed timber superstructure consisting of CLT floors supported on glulam beams and columns.