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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 215 Mare Street

Updated: Mar 19

Ideas green

215 Mare Street is an exploration of the future workplace – a fertile breeding ground for ideas and experiments. "It is a home of Ideas, bringing the art of architecture to the high street," told Morris+Company, the architect behind this new self-designed and self-funded studio. 


🏢Building Details

  • Completed July 2022

  • 9,600 sq ft

  • Combined workspace + events space + restaurant


✍️Designers & Architects


  • Retrofit of former Victorian warehouse designed around circular approach: including salvaging existing partitions + reincorporating them into a demountable timber storage structure

  • Longevity + future flexibility: main connecting staircase designed for disassembly using pre-fabricated components bolt-fixed together

  • Elegant, shingle clad rooftop extension: forming high-quality workspace that is naturally ventilated + brightly lit by north facing roof lights

  • Green roof with swift boxes provides new biodiverse habitat

🥦 Wellbeing

  • Ground level street fronting exhibition space: strong community interaction element – such as film screenings from young start-up entrepreneurs in the creative sector

  • Open-plan, flexible floorplates accommodate a wide variety of different working preferences

  • Internal partitions + meeting rooms made with clear glass and light timber frame: creating sense of openness and brightness throughout

🎈Bonus feature

The ground floor features the hyper-seasonal and low-impact plant-based restaurant: EDIT – “embracing creative root-to-fruit preparations to ensure minimal waste”. The restaurant founder, Elly Ward, is also a qualified architectural designer! And so she was able to design the space herself; a creative exercise in adaptive re-use and minimal intervention.

🔗 Check it out

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