The Clove Building, London

Allies & Morrison
Date Built
Shad Thames
The Clove Building on Shad Thames describes itself as, "... a stylish and elegant 1930s building that was developed by Sir Terence Conran and architect Allies & Morrison to create award winning office accommodation."  It sits behind the Design Museum between Shad Thames and Maguire Street.  Work began on the original warehouse building in the 1930s but because of the war it wasn't completed until the late 1940s.

The architects say that the building was, "... remodelled to provide studio office, gallery and retail space, with car parking below. Selective demolition is used to create a central lightwell bringing daylight into the deep plan and to reveal the building’s inner geometry, reinforced by the addition of a new top floor. A small extension to the south provides a new entrance and core.  The tripartite composition of the white rendered facades and metallic grey steel windows reflects the building’s new uses, and projecting balconies overlook the newly-defined Shad Thames Square."