17th December 2018

Our Paddington Mews Offices just completed - Architects Datafile

"Just completed in a quiet mews in the heart of Paddington is the new office of a business that invests in sustainable agriculture. Designed by Edward Williams Architects, the part-restoration, part-rebuild project has transformed the shell of a double fronted mews building into a contemporary and timeless workplace. The office is a zero carbon exemplar, emitting no greenhouse gas emissions once occupied.

Edward Williams Architects adopted a zero carbon sustainable strategy for the 210sq m building by replacing the gas supply with 100% renewable electricity bought from a sustainable source. Known for a creative approach to design, using natural materials and for the honest expression of structure and detailing, the architect has retained and restored as much as possible of the existing building fabric to achieve an economy of materials and a sense of historic place. Where new structural fabric was necessary, natural materials have been used wherever possible, including substantial new oak joists that have replaced the rotting timber structures, sized to meet contemporary fire-prevention standards.

Edward Williams said,

“The challenge was to redevelop substantially the existing small mews building without losing any of the character – indeed adding character where possible.”

Read the article at https://bit.ly/2ExmDIf