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University Final major project. Stables Food Market Design Providing an old listed stables building with a new function whereby its new design can be incorporated into the development proposed in the surrounding area of Wandsworth, London
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Final Major Project
The Old Stables, located in Wandsworth, is subject to be incorporat-
ed into an exciting new residential and retail quater, that will combine
contemporary living with iconic heritage at the former historic Young’s
Brewery site. The exsisting stables building has had various propositions
for its use, suitable for the redevelopment of the surrounding space on
that site inlcuding; a retail outlet and leisure space.
Keeping within a similar concept, my proposition for the Stables is an
Indoor Food Market, executed with 4 functions; The Market, Street
food Kitchen, Allotment and Educational classes. The functions are all
created to enhance connections between locals and visitors around the
fundemental principle of food.
The building is registered as Grade II listed. The Ram Brewery Site, for-
maly the Youngs Brewery, has been a well-known Landmark in the heart
of Wandsworth town over 150 years. Rentention of the listed stables in
their exsisting form is to be complied by and sensitively restored to pro-
vide accomadation for the proposal of a food market
Heritage assets within the site:
The entire site lies within the Wandsworth Town Conservation Area.
The site includes a number of listed buildings, most of which form part
of the Grade II* listed Ram Brewery complex at the southeast corner of
the site, where the brewery was originally built and gradually expanded.
All parts of the Ram Brewery complex that were built before 1935 are
retained and re-used.
At the north end of the complex, on Armoury Way, but with a courtyard
south towards the site, are the Grade II listed Ram Stables. This building,
from 1896, with minor alterations from the 20th century, would also be
retained and re-used for retail A1/A3 purposes.
As proposed, all listed buildings on the site are retained and re-used for
appropriate uses, in line with policy 7.8 of the London Plan
The introduction of public space to the site and the re-use of the list-
ed brewery buildings would be beneficial for appreciating the historic
characteristics of the brewery and would, therefore, enhance the setting
of the listed buildings and character and appearance of the conservation
The Maxium Height of my building design is aproximatley 8m. Of par-
ticular concern however to the Inspector was the overwhelming contrast
of a previous application proposed by Greenland, whereby, two towers
over shadowed the exsisting stable building. This was, in part, reason
for his refusal of the previous application. The main setting of the stables
building is therefore significantly improved from this scheme.
The materials range from brick, glazing and timber and zinc
cladding. These are applied in mix of architectural styles with a
pitched roof relationship which picks up on the industrial build-
ings around the town centre. The ground floor comprises public
uses across the scheme and the open nature of these uses gives
the development an appealing character.
The new roof design on the extension takes a circular form with
glazing as the main material which creates the strong contrast
of the conservation area, and the building mateiral is predomi-
nantly brick. The fact that the majority of the other new build-
ings in the scheme will be brick means this building will blend
in, but the glass roof witll make it distinctly different and a
marker within the site.
As set out above, the site as a whole is identified for mixed-use
redevelopment which, in terms of the Council’s site allocation,
seeks re-provision of employment floorspace. The food market
will offter local people and business to set up stalls within the
market, generating income.
As was identified with the previous application at the Public
Inquiry, the site is a brown field town centre site, and effectively
the only site within the town centre which can provide a signifi-
cant opportunity for regeneration. As such it should be a prior-
ity for redevelopment. As above the proposals will create a mix
of uses, new jobs and housing, new public realm and reconnect
the existing town centre to the River Wandle. The principle of
development for mixed use is therefore generally supported
and consistent with the Local Plan and aspirations of the Lon-
don Plan subject to other detailed policy matters set out in this
“With its green spaces and riverside parks Wandsworth
is one of London’s most sought-after boroughs. Explore
the fashionable boutiques and taste delights in the arti-
san cafés of Wandsworth Town. Or take advantage of the
superb transport connections that whisk you to the heart
of London in minutes”.
Pictures of the surrounding area of Wandsworth :
1. Wandsworth Train Station 2. View exiting the station 3.Little boutiques along the highstreet
4. Busy traffic junc-
5. Ram building site
6. One of the green
spaces in Wand-
London is renowned for its numerous markets such as, Borough market,
Spitalﬁelds, Brick lane, and Columbia road ﬂower market, to name a few. The
success of them is already established, and appreciated by local Londoners and
The Food market, is to be situated in the Old stables building in Wandsworth, to
encourage locals and guests
to experience the pleasure of eating, cooking and sharing food that has been
locally produced, and ultimately, a chance to grow and sell their own.
The market is executed over 5 functions;
The allotment, Educational cookery classes, The Market, Main street food vendor
kitchen, and the Roof top bar and Terrace area. These functions combined are to
enhance various connections with food, between locals and visitors.
The Market, is an opportunity for local shops or people to sell home made/ freshly
prepared food. It Provides a space for local producers to sell produce in this
refurbished area of Wandsworth. Pop up market Stalls can vary from cake and jams
- through to cheese and wine, and various hot food stands. Local growers of fruit
and vegetables can also set up stalls to sell goods to visitors or to the main street
The main street food kitchen is located in the existing stables building Guests are
able to choose their ingredients from various stalls before entering the space if
they wish to then have it freshly prepared in front of them . Steel and wood
shutters open to reveal a street food inspired kitchen where chefs are entirely on
show in what is a street food performance.
The menu has a number of base dishes which can be supplemented with the
ingredients guests bring with them. The open kitchen enables guests to view their
ingredients being integrated into the dish and the different preparation techniques
used. The informal atmosphere with chefs and guests chatting with each other
about the dishes and ingredients. The easy going interaction encourages guests
to talk about the ingredients they brought and where they bought them, enabling
tourists to quickly discover parts of London.
Traders can pitch up their items to sell on already set out stalls provided.
Interesting day to day variation will be maintained by alternating sellers/shops to
give a variation of things/food to buy and sell, keeping the market interesting for
both locals and guests.
In the cookery class, Street food vendors give timetabled lessons in how to cook
their dishes, that guests can sign up to. The cooking school is a double height
space in the existing stables building containing inspiring cook books and a
central sociable table for students of the cooking class. Guests are are educated
about the qualities and possibilities of sustainable local produce, growing
methods of various plants and food, and ultimately taught how to cook street
Allotment - situated on the ﬁrst ﬂoor. Using hydroponics, you can grow just about
anything, including most house plants, ﬂowering plants, vegetables, several
different kinds of fruits and many different kind of herbs . Hydroponic gardening
indoors can provide you with a year-round supply of fresh fruits, vegetables, and
herbs. whatever the season. Locals, school children and guests can visit the to
learn more about this growing method and how they can grow their own food.
The ﬁnal function of the space is the rooftop. Placed with its own bar, during the
warmer seasons it serves amazing cocktails and drinks made with the allotment
produce. The Rooftop also has space for plants to be grown. The green rooftop
acts as a catalyst for the city block, that blend it with the green living roof tops
proposed by Greenland. The aim is to build an interest and to show the ease with
which neighbouring locals can create their own allotments on rooftops throughout
How it works:
To further engage with the community, Visitors can sign up to
Cookery classes that aim to give nutritional information and
guidance as how to grow, prepare, and cook a wide range of
things with an on site allotment.
An allotment space is a wonderful way for people to appreciate
and see how food is produced and how it appears before
packaging in stores. along with the educational classes it
provides a basic insight of how to grow foods to then show
people how they can generate ideas to recreate growth in
there own space at home. ideal for the city homes with limited
there are many people in need and in turn many who wish to
give, therefore i propose an additional Food bank, to support
local people on low or no incomes donated by members of the
public or food stores. alternatively, traders at the market may
wish to contribute.
The market is enjoyed by anyone who
appreciates good food. Tourists, Locals,
Families and adults of all ages.
professional cooks to amateur , and overall
an indoor market that hosts a variety of things to engage and
reestablish peoples relationship with food, and it cannot be
ruined by the weather!
Rather than typically taking a wear house, leaving it bare, and
putting some stalls in place, i want to create a more luxury
desired feel to the market (imagine 1). The market will host small
pod stations, where people can sit and enjoy a mix of cuisines.
visitors can expect to see and buy various beverages and a large
variety of of freshly cooked and prepared food.
Access and location
In terms of transport infrastructure, the (A3) Wandsworth
High Street/West Hill and (A217) Ram Street, Armoury Way
and Wandsworth Plain are part of the Transport for London
Road Network (TLRN). The site is served by 13 bus routes
during the day and 3 night bus routes. Wandsworth Town
national rail station is within 500 metres of the site
providing links to Central London. East Putney
Underground Station is 1 Kilometre away and is served by
the District Line. The combination of bus and rail services
result in a public transport accessibility level (PTAL) of 5 -
6a across the site, on a scale of 1 to 6 where 6 is most
Character Area B. “the brewery
[both sides of the Wandle]
Within the town centre there are 4
main (very different) character
areas, which complicates the
objective of establishing a strong
coherent identity. This site is in
evolution with the current
redevelopment proposals. It’s of
paramount importance to
reconnect the river to the centre
as well as improving the frontage
on the High Street and the
• historic buildings on the site edges
fronting the High Street
• the river running through
• plans afoot and has great potential
• potential to strengthen the connections
train station, revitalise the river
as a public space
• opportunity to reinforce Wandsworth
as a major retail cluster
• large plot that will take time to be
developed, occupied and functioning at
• gyratory system threatening to limit the
aspirations of the current proposals
• risk to see a further increase in trafﬁc
through the town centre
The Ram Brewery Site, formerly known as the Young's Brewery, is currently under
redevelopment to make way for a new complex. The 7.75 acre site, which is currently
derelict, comes with planning consent for 661 homes and 9,500 square metres of commercial
space for new shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
The scheme has a total investment value of circa £600 million and represents Greenland’s
ﬁrst acquisition in the UK.
From the 19th century, The Ram site became intimately associated with Young’s and Co, who
brewed on this site between 1831 and 2006, when operations moved to Bedford. Chairman
John Young, great-great grandson of the founder, died just days before the closure, and the
last batch of Wandsworth beer was served at his funeral. It is The oldest site of continuous
brewing in Britain. The Young’s Brewery has been a familiar local landmark for both
Wandsworth residents and visitors for over 150 years. Opened in 1831, the site has
contributed much to the borough’s social and historic fabric.The Brewery ofﬁcially closed on
25th September 2006 but the heritage of the site remains central to the proposals put forward
All key heritage buildings are planned to be retained and renovated to form the signature
elements of the scheme. This includes:
-Retention of the stable block, creating a new public space within a modern architectural
-A Micro Brewery within one of the listed buildings
-A quality public open space with market stalls and an events area
-A brewing museum which will incorporate the Beam Engine and the Coppers
-Reuse of listed buildings for commercial use, including a selection of high quality
restaurants, boutique shops, cafes and bars
Below is the current design layout proposed by greenland and
currently under construction for the site. The image highlights the
residential and commercial spaces throughout the site on ground
level. stables and its extension is planned for A1 retail
development, the red highlights the existing building to see the
maximum allocated space that has been provide for the stables
extension by Greenland. I will be keeping within this space for my
Elevation of existing stables onto new build
Regeneration Plans by Greenland
Visions of the approved
site plans that are currently
under construction by
Greenland and set to be
completed by 2017
Layout- External Relationship
The site represents an important part of local
history, but in urban design terms at present, it
represents a single-use area that does not form
part of the public realm, and because of its size,
blocks desire lines for pedestrians, in particular
east-west and along the River Wandle.
The proposed redevelopment for the site as a
whole will add welcome car-free space for
pedestrians and introduce new routes and
reintroduce a ﬁne grain that is inherent within the
town centre. The general lay- out of the scheme
is supported, with new pedestrian space along
the river, a direct route from Wandsworth High
Street, opposite the entrance to the Southside
Shopping Centre, to the northeast corner and
towards the train station.
The design of the landscaping and the public
realm is crucial to how inclusive the development
is for many people. The proposals should ensure
that the routes from the public transport facilities
to the new entrance points are legible and clearly
identiﬁable, and that way ﬁnding is easy to make
access easy, safe and comfortable. The site
complex is only a short walk away from the
nearest train station, and the route is mapped out.
As you can see the stables buildings hold a prominent position, backing onto Armoury way .with the
increased amount of activities proposed on the site in form of residential and leisure, the stables will
offer something for the whole site but crucially connecting to Armoury way.
Armoury Way/Fairﬁeld Street Area
Armoury Way is seen essentially as an area with potential for enhancement. There are two
interesting clusters of buildings, one at Dormay Street, and the other at Barchard Street/Fairﬁeld
Street. Both suffer from compromised settings dominated by trafﬁc, signage and advertising
hoardings. Issues are:
Potential for enhancement of Armoury Way
Proposals by TfL – implications for Armoury Way and Fairﬁeld Street
Ram Brewery Site – potential for enhancement of area to the north and east Dormay Street – a
possible gateway to the River Thames
The cluster of old buildings along the High Street provide a coherent frontage,
culminating in All Saints Church. The river, the Brewery site and the Southside
Shopping Centre separate this from a second cluster to the east (after the junction
with Garrett Lane). A target public realm intervention between the 2 parts could knit
together the high street again.
This is the proposed site plan for the area on which the stables building sits.
Pedestrian access is made viable all through the site with a new access
along the river, which previously was not accessible. This will be a huge
beneﬁt to the site as a whole with the residential and commercial spaces
that over look the river, including the stables building that has a proposed
roof top area with the river in its site lines.
proposal has been designed in keeping
with the redevelopment on the site, know
as the Ram project. The proposed
extension is in keeping with the space that
was allocated for the building.
The Proposal has been made accessible
from each side- including, creating a
connection via back entrance on to
Armoury way, and also east side
connection from the river.
The layout includes new access points on
the front face of the building to ensure the
development makes the best of the site
and its surroundings.
The space is fairly large, there for it was
crucial to include many access points. With
out certain entrances, for example the back
access onto Armoury way, Pedestrians
from that side would have to walk all the
way round. Also during peak hours, the
food market will beneﬁt from different
entrance and exits points in order to control
Inclusive access through the site has been
maintained via double door widths and
Ground Floor Entrance points
New access points at either end which previously the
building didn't have as seen below
Layout- External relationship
In connection with the plans for the site as a whole, the area occupies a car free space, but
various car parking facilities are in the area. The building has a total of 9 access points, with
entrances on each side of the building to connect the space with the new surrounding site.
2 of which are in use only for access into the cookery school.
Main access points are at the front of the building.There are 2 full sets of stairs leading from the
ground ﬂoor to the ﬁrst ﬂoor level. A lift is also available on the east side of the building, near the
entrance point to get to the ﬁrst level.
Currently the grade II listed stables building stands at
approximately 6 metres high at the front ends and reaches a
maximum height of approximately 8m. The space will retain a
double height interior ceiling space. The building sits on a site
that is roughly 7.75 acres.
The proposal calls for a redevelopment of the stables building
with an additional new rear extension extending out to 22.5m in
length. This along with the existing space will form different
areas to host a bustling food market.
Various restrictions - The ram brewery development!
The ram brewery is a fantastic development for the area of the
site. The design proposed for the old stables building I feel
should be in keeping with the space proposed and accessible
by the Greenland project therefore by not overlapping my
design over areas where proposed building development has
been chosen by Greenland.
Height restrictions of the design are important as previous
plans show how excessive hight has been rejected by the
council as being too extrusive to the promenade and
surrounding view points, therefore designing only what is
necessary and required for the space.
Impact on the Promenade
The building is fairly large in size, however due to the shape, it is long in length but narrow in width. As it currently sits on the site, there is plentiful amounts of space
surrounding the building for additional future builds. With the proposed extension on the back end of the building, it is in-keeping with the similar size extension
proposed by Greenland and there for sufﬁcient. With the future developments on the site as a whole, the hight is a good size, if not modest, to the adjacent
residential buildings , however it is enough for its purpose. The maximum height is seen in the proposed extension of 2 semi circular dome roofs reach a height of
8m. Wandsworth is a conversational area, so it is important that the new extension not be overpowering in its design, but rather blend with the future styles
proposed on the site and more importantly, blend with heritage architecture such as the existing stables building that it is joined to, there for the height, as seen from
the front elevation doesn’t over shadow the stables building. Redevelopment of the stables development include refreshing of its facade, should make for a positive
and welcoming impact on the promenade, for what will be a future public space.
Existing dimensions of the stables building to be retained
Proposed extension dimensions
Existing Dimensions With Proposed Extension
Research :London Parallels
Other parts of London went through phases of intense change in
responses to challenges in many ways similar to those facing
Wandsworth today. Many have been solved with diﬀerent
approaches. The best examples have drawn from the places’s
unique assets and created distinct (and now very recognisable)
identities. There is a wealth of lessons and ideas to be found that
could be of inspiration for Wandsworth’s town centres and the
indoor food market concept that i propose.
-The Old Truman Brewery (unused industrial heritage)
-Markets as a feature/attraction
Increasing diversity of food and drink establishment
-the Old Brewery as cheap studios
-Hub for ITC and media co. (started in the Brewery Site)
-Revitalisation and expansion of the markets
-Growing cultural and artistic oﬀer
-Growing diversiﬁcation of food and drink oﬀer
-Traﬃc conﬂicts (at small scale esp. at weekends)
Agent of change
-Upgrade of heritage buildings and re-use (Spitalﬁelds
and Weavers’ Houses)
-Use of the brewery site (key role: owner and investors)
Sitting in the heart of the East End, London's Brick Lane has a
fascinating history and is one of the most popular places to visit in
the East End today, especially on a Sunday when the street’s gets
the area buzzing.
Brick Lane was a poor slum area in the past; it was in the very heart
of Jack the Ripper territory. Today, following a bit of regeneration, it
oﬀers exciting alternative shopping opportunities, various markets
and some of the best curries in the capital!
As with the site in which my design of the stables building stands,
the 7 acre space was once renowned for a large brewing site. By
the 17th century, Brick lane had also become a popular location for
breweries. The famous brewing family, the Trumans, started their
business here and you can still see their Black Eagle Brewery on
the street. This century also saw the start of its market.
Brick Lane has an extremely popular and quite eclectic Sunday
market that is popular with locals, Londoners from other areas and
visitors to the capital.
You may find some regular stalls in there, selling the kind of stuff
you’d expect in a market, but the real charm here are the second-
People sell all kinds of stuff at Brick Lane – you can pick up
collectibles, CDs/DVDs, vintage clothes, retro accessories and even
large pieces of furniture – and it is still possible to hunt out a real
bargain or simply buy something a little bit unusual.
There is also usually some street entertainment going on throughout
the market site and you can also pop into various indoor markets,
such as Upmarket and Backyard, which operate out of the The Old
Truman Brewery building. This complex also contains galleries,
exhibition spaces, shops, and bars, restaurants and cafes.his part of
London also enjoys a booming arts scene and many a street artist,
both aspiring and world famous, have used its walls as a canvas. A
wealth of street performers also practice their trade on Brick Lane,
with musicians and circus performers vying for attention.
brick lane brings digital interactive attraction
in an 80’s arcade makeover
brick Lane Sunday market
Camden High Street
Association / image
-Alternative culture, TV and media
-Unused industrial site
-Popular pubs/music venues
-Good public transport
-Bad vehicular traﬃc
Heritage sites along the canal
-Market(s): Camden Lock Market since the 70s
(craft market) then new markets with many stalls
specialising in alternative fashion.
-Architecturally diverse, lively mix of buildings
-Growing music and media reputation
-Retail and entertainment
-Still abundant spaces occupied by well-used oﬃces
-Cultural and creative industry hub
Agent of change
-Market /retail led redevelopments
-Public realm/streetscape improvements
(consolidating success more recently)
-improved access to the Canal
Research: London Parallels
Camden Lock, part of the historic Camden Market, is the
creative and cultural heart of London. Featuring some of
London's ﬁnest designers, artists and independent sellers,
as well as a delicious selection of the best food venders in
town, Camden Lock is a favourite spot for locals and
Visit us and take a look around our one of a kind shops and
stalls. We pride ourselves on the quality of the products and
the great atmosphere. Visitors will enjoy excellent customer
service and will have the chance to meet the artists, makers
and creators behind the unique crafts on oﬀer. Of course, a
day in Camden Lock isn't complete without sampling the
unrivalled street food from our Global Food Kitchen, ﬁnger-
licking good cuisine from around the world
West Yard at Camden Lock Market hosts our world class
street food area The Global Kitchen. Our Global Kitchen
hosts the most diverse and exciting array of street food
vendors in London selling award winning cuisine from around
the world at aﬀordable prices. From Ethiopian curry to
kangaroo burgers, pulled pork wraps to mac and cheese.
Our handpicked selection of street food is second to none.
STALL NAME : FEED
LOCATION: WST YARD
Camden High Street
Borough Market is a wholesale and retail food
market in Southwark, Central London, England.
It is one of the largest and oldest food markets
in London. The market sells a variety of fresh
fruits and vegetables, ﬁsh and seafood, meat,
poultry and game, charcuterie, cheese, olives,
trufﬂes, spices, sauces and condiments and
bakery and confectionery items, is frequented
by chefs, amateur cooks and anyone with a
passion for eating and drinking.
Borough Market's gourmet food market
consists of up to 70 stalls and stands.
Producers from all over the country bring a
range of fresh produce to the market, including
fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses,
breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries. Other
stalls specialise in produce imported from
abroad. Open Wednesday to Saturday
Cookery demonstrations with BSL
interpretation services take place at London’s
Borough Market on the second Friday of every
A brigade of professional chefs and food
writers, accomplished in a wide range of
culinary disciplines, provide free
demonstrations in the Market Hall. They offer a
snapshot of the best seasonal produce
available from the Market and impart their
expert knowledge for home cooks.
Within my design I will bring this educational
aspect though the form of cookery classes that
visitors can sign up to.
My favourite design aspect of Borough Market is the Green
market interior space. A large steel frame creates what
almost looks like a large green house. The entrance is
spacious and attractive with various plants vertically
growing up beams and walls, And the semi circle roof
reminds me of a polly tunnel used for growing plants. The
space lets in Vast amounts of light and creates a great
connection between food and plants which is what i hope
to achieve within my Design.
With in the design, i want to create a mezzanine space that overlooks/
gets away from the busy market down below. It will be a space to host
seating for guests to relax and enjoy their brought food. A balcony
Level would be a great addition to the stables building, and its a great
view point looking down to not miss any action.
To further engage with the community, visitors can sign up to
various cookery classes, including street food vendors giving
lessons on how to cook their dishes. This, along side the
hydrophobic allotment aims to give nutritional information and
guidance on how to grow, prepare, and cook.
Initial Design ideas
Need desired room to accommodate:
-Large amount of space for various market stalls
-hot street food vendors
roof top terrace
executed over 2 levels
The Hydroponic Garden is a wonderful way to encourage guests to experience
another food related aspect of the market, Guests ﬁrst hand can learn and be aware
of a technique of growing without soil that can be replicated in their own homes. This
experience with the market as a whole allows guests to experience growing, cooking
and ultimately eating food that has been prepared on site.
The hydrophobic method of growing is seen within the interior of the building and
consists of vertical growing methods that can be seen hanging or growing up walls
and along rails. This ideally is to inspire guests to apply these growth settings in their
The exterior space, namely the roof top terrace host various plants as a backdrop to
a space where guests can relax, eat and socialise in a nature ﬁlled space,
overlooking the city scape.
The Hydrophonic Garden is situated on the First Floor, and is a
growing method of plants that requires water and no soil. There
are various methods of this system which need to be looked at
in more detail. however the design concept is achieveble in the
space provided, and the growth of vegetables on the premisis can
be used to educated grwoing methods to visitors and procude can
even be sold or used in the Main street food kitchen.
Micro Gardens, Living walls for
either interior or exterior is
encouraged. Not only is it
visually attractive but, also
beneﬁcial by; improving air
quality- plants clean and absorb
pollutants in the air, It has a
health beneﬁt of having positive
eﬀects against stress. Plants
have energy saving attributes-
Green walls reduce cooling
requirements and help save
during he warmer months.
The Indoor Food market is intended to be a market where local individuals or business can sell
their locally produced food. The market therefore will trade within a certain radius. The Design
will also make a conscious choice of ﬁnding suppliers who can provide recyclable materials
such as reclaimed wood or stone.
An old shipping container has be transformed into the out door roof top bar, with its own mini
green roof for plant growth.
Vision of Hydroponic growth method.
Design Ideas: Roof Top Bar
The roof top is an additional space, that will
be perfect for the warmer seasons that will
over look the new public realm of the ram
project- and facing east way towards the
river. The space is intended to provide an
additional areas for the growth of various
plants- in relation to the indoor growing of
plants that are Hydroponically grown.
(Without soil) The Rooftop allows locals and
guests to relax in a space with the growth of
plants surrounding them. A rooftop bar
serves amazing cocktails and drinks made
with the allotment produce.
The Allotment Rooftop acts as a catalyst for
the city block, building interest and showing
the ease with which neighbouring locals can
create their own allotments on rooftops
throughout the city. City block rooftops can
be interconnected to create an allotment
landscape, enabling locals and guests to
meet and relax, share tips and food. In
relation to the surrounding buildings
Greenland have incorporated green living
Site Analysis, constrains, and opportunities:
The aim is to develop a sense of unity within the space. Considering the
existing structure of the stables building is quite narrow in width, rather
than maximising usage vertically by having an additional ﬂoor level in
place ( as proposed by Greenland) this proposal calls for maintaining a
double height ceiling space, in order to avoid the sense of inclosure.
2/5 existing door ways on the rear of the existing building have been
closed to make for better circulation into the new extension, and also to
make way for more space, for selling stalls, without the need to worry
about obstructing door and walk ways, which would of previously
The front half of the existing building is a double height space over one
level that enters into newly joined proposed space that is over two levels.
Full access on the ground level and balcony/ mezzanine ﬂoor levels
internally on the second ﬂoor which leads out onto an additional external
roof top area.
Estimated occupancy levels
According to the government building regulations, the occupant capacity
of a room is the area of a room divided by ﬂoor space.
The area is a multifunctional space, that is mostly open planed, with
visitors able to walk from one space straight into another. Therefore,
spaces may vary and the occupancy of people per area can only be an
Cookery Class 10x15= 150 sq. m
Main street food vendor 10x15= 150 sq. m
Stall area on entrance 6x39= 234 sq. m
Toilets 5x9= 45 sq. m
Main space 33.7x16.7= 562 sq. m
balcony seating 33x3.8= 125sq. m 30- 40 person capacity.
Interior garden 4x8= 52 + 4x33= 132 + 7x8= 56. Total = 240 sq. m
Roof top area
Type Label Floor Space
Ground Floor /sq. m
Cookery School 150 sq. m
Main Street food kitchen 150 sq. m
Retail stalls 234 sq. m
Main Area 562 sq. m
Toilets 45 sq. m
Mezzane Seating 125 sq. m
Hydrophonic Growing 240 sq. m
Roof top Bar and Terrace 284 sq. m
Green Land Proposed level in existing stables
view point showing two levels together
There is potential for the extention on the back of the stables
building to increase in height, however, the height amount
proposed is enough for the potential of the site and design
function. I have taken into consideration the listed and her-
itage aspect that the asociated with the stables building, and
from an elevation view point, I think it would be intrusive to
over shadow the height of the long standing building that has
historic importance. Therefore the proposed scale provides an
appropiate level of accomadation, that doesnt extrude over the
visible site lines of the Old Stables.
The Height and width of
doors provide adequate
space for accessability for
all users- minium height
and dimensions are, 2.10m
Site in relation to proposed redevelopment of the site
In the existing stables building, due to its narrow width, the placement of stalls have been kept to the edge, to allow space for walking,
originally stalls were placed on both sides, however this left the gap for walking too narrow. Also its good to bare in mind that even though
this is a busy space, its is not a space of continuous ﬂow of walking, as visitors will stop to browse and purchase from the individual stall
vendors, therefore the width needs to accommodate for this along with movement.
Various entrance points have been made available around the perimeter
The main entrances of which are; the original entrance that is central on the stables building and an additional entrance leading into the
main street food vendor. A few tables are made available in this section to watch food being freshly prepared for you. Various Food stalls
will be in the rest of this section.
When entering the stables building the next set of internal doors into the other area, are fairly in line with the main entrances to allow easy
ﬂow from one connecting space to other. Additionally there were 5 doorways, 2 of which were closed, leaving a door at either end of the
40m stretch of space and a central door way.
The stables has been kept as a double height space, to prevent a closed in feeling that may occur if a ﬂoor level was put it due to the
already narrow width. Instead a balcony storage ledge is in place, that will have displays on and is accessible by staff only via a ladder, to
give the feel of a barn (It is for display and storage purpose, and therefore will not be accessed often)
The next section, is underneath the ﬁrst ﬂoor balcony level that hosts seating. To the left had side, a lift access is available, and A corridor
walkway to male and female toilets. Toilets have been positioned on the edge and discreetly behind a wall to the main market space, but
are easily accessible, and have clear signage. This area and the main market space are underneath class ceilings to allow plenty of light
into the space. The main food market , host various food stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables, street food vendors preparing freshly cooked
food, coffee bar, and drinks bar.
Main Street Food
Main Food Market
Various food stalls
Internal layout ground ﬂoor
Human scale has been added to the interior
spaces as an indication of the spatial
relationship. Images of Proposal usage for
Existing Stables space.
The ﬁrst level is made accessible via a lift and 2 sets of stairs at either end of the space. The
main set of seating available for the site has been positioned on the balcony level. Whist the
trading is happening on the ﬂoor below, the ﬁrst level is a chance to relax and socialise over
food and refreshments, with the main seating provided all along the 40m stretch balcony
hosting seats for 30-40 people.
Food is also grown on the premise with use of Hydroponics. This is the growth of plants
without the need of soil which saves vast amounts of space. Expect the growth of various
vegetables grown using this method, that can either be sold or used in the main street food
kitchen for cooking.
The outside rooftop, is an additional area that will have the growth of plants. The Roof top
Bar, open during the warmer seasons is accessible via lift and stairs and exiting through the
double doors. In turn the ﬁrst level is a large square shape that can be walked all around.
The space is easily accessible via the set of stairs on the west hand side or alternatively, the
east set of stairs or lift will take you to the balcony level which you then walk down.
Internal Layout ﬁrst ﬂoor
Roof top bar and
Internal Balcony Seating
Two of ﬁve existing doors were closed in proposition for this design proposal. Sections show
the alignment of internal access doors (coloured red) from the Front entrances. The reasoning for closing 2 of 5 particular
doors was for symmetrical access that proves to be the easiest path to walk with clear cut direct access routes into the next
section of the building. It also allowed for better positioning of stalls.
Positioning of section plans on ﬂoor Ground ﬂoor plan
The Circulation plan
indicates the relationship
between the front
entrances though to the
internal doors that
connect the old stables
space to the new back
extension. Coloured lines
show access from
walking routes from
Two access points designated to the cookery class,
this space has been separated from the rest of the
stables space .
Dash line shows
walking access all
round the space.
There is a clear walk
the exterior edge
stalls and with the
stalls in the middle,
can walk in and out
of the various stalls.
The design has aspired to provide the maximum level of ease and circulation for a
range of users, including users with mobility use. The design has ensured there is
minimum segregation between general and disabled access. The layout entails a
open plan design, with internal entrances with out doors, so spaces ﬂow into each
other and creating ease for walking and moving within the space. The width of doors
and walkways able disabled people to move up and down the building and use the
same entrances without detours . There will be signage for visually impaired in
braille where ever possible. Emergency access can be found
The central north-facing entrance is proposed as the main entrance, the reason
being that its a focal point on the building, underneath the clock tower, and is the
original entrance point. A new additional entrance has been placed on the front end
of the stables building, The reason being that it creates easier circulation to navigate
through the space, rather than people to be all drawn to the middle entrance and
cause a cluster of people during peak times. The main street food vendor is also
placed in the original stables part of the building, therefore it seems appropriate to
have an entrance into this space.
Provision for bicycle storage has been made on the south side of the building that
faces Armany way. This area is the back end of the new extension to the stables
building that also has been made accessible with two entrance points on either end.
Entrance points to the building have been made accessible from each side- creating
connects to ensure the development makes the best if the site and its surroundings.
Front central entrance
Front central entrance
Sunlight is set to 12’clock midday
August to allow positioning of shadow
Sunlight is set to 12’clock midday
August to allow positioning of shadow
The design is combining the atmosphere of a food market, with various street
food vendors in a more idyllic setting, with the growth of plants. The existing
stables building is of a brick facade and has multiple small window openings
that are to remain. The building is of a historic heritage and there for any designs
proposed must be in keeping with the listed regulations on the building. The
proposed extension on the rear of the building, will compliment the refurbished
stables building by also being constructed with a brick facade. Large semi
circular glass roofs add a modern appearance to the design, and large amounts
of light into the space- beneﬁcial for the Hydroponic garden. Natural materials of
stone, and tiles are to be proposed for the design, as a hard-wearing material
that adds character. Bursts of colour, mixed with patterns and rustic wood, will
compliment the ﬁnished space, though the use of furniture and designs of the
pop up stalls with a street market appeal.
Inspiration: Materials, textures, colours, ﬁnishes
Ground Floor plan
First Floor plan
Indicated by the highlighted areas
The roof top is an additional space, that will be perfect for the warmer seasons that will over look the new public realm of
the ram project- and facing east way towards the river. The space is intended to provide an additional areas for the growth
of various plants- in relation to the indoor growing of plants that are hydroponic grown (Without soil) The Rooftop allows
locals and guests to relax in a space with the growth of plants surrounding them. A rooftop bar serves amazing cocktails
and drinks made with the allotment produce.
The Allotment Rooftop acts as a catalyst for the city block, building interest and showing the ease with which neighbouring
locals can create their own allotments on rooftops throughout the city. City block rooftops can be interconnected to create
an allotment landscape, enabling locals and guests to meet and relax, share tips and food. In relation to the surrounding
buildings Greenland have incorporated green living roof tops.
Visuals: Hydroponic Growing
Visual: Balcony seating level
Visual: Main street food vendor
Location: Existing stables
Wooden crates used as attractive food
displays of fresh foods and drinks, that
guests can use to be cooked into their
dish whilst they watch.
Natural stone ﬂooring used within the
space, as with various wooden textures.
Visual: Main interior Market space
Hosting various stalls, including a bar at the far end, a coffee
bar in the middle and various hot and cold stalls around the