2 Pear Tree Court constructed in 1884, initially served as a print works. Situated in the heart of Farringdon, London, it occupies a serene side row of terraced buildings. The restoration project revealed several rich architectural features, including exposed steel columns, timber floor joists, and brick arches.
Initially, Symmetrys was tasked with conducting visual inspections of both the facades and floors. Additionally, we undertook load capacity assessments for the structures as a whole. As the project progressed, the scope of work expanded significantly. Symmetrys also took on the responsibility of designing mezzanine infills, glazing restraints, a new double-height reception area, steel connection details, and new private terraced areas. Notably, these designs incorporated measures to reduce operational and embodied carbon.
Throughout the restoration process, great care was taken to preserve the warehouse’s original character and structural integrity. The outcome stands as a remarkable testament to the skill and collaboration of the design team and the contractor.