National Youth Theatre & Mercer's Yard N7
Our project connects the Tufnell Park Road and Holloway Road, via a series of courtyards around which are composed some new and refurbished brick blocks housing flats above, with a series of workshops and small shops at ground floor. The site is the home of the National Youth Theatre. We are providing NYT with new and improved accommodation as well as making their presence on the site more visible and accessible to the public.
A number of existing artisanal workshops and studios will be re-housed in new or refurbished accommodation. We see the new buildings as versions of the Victorian Warehouses and Palazzo types that currently exist there, and have tried to find an appropriate architectural character for a deep city block that can mediate between 'high street' and the domestic hinterland of the site.
Full planning consent was gained from Islington Council in January 2014.