1 - 10 Summer Street, Clerkenwell, London

Date Built
Summer Street between Back Hill & Eyre Street Hill
This apartment building on Summer Street in Clerkenwell is a refurbishment of a 1933 building that was home to a printing ink manufacturer.  The conversion into loft-style apartments was commissioned by The Manhatten Loft Corporation at a cost of £900,000.  The architects say of it that it has, "... a steel frame structure with exceptionally high storeys capable of accommodating mezzanines and with the largest area of glass permitted under the then London Building Acts, most of it facing north. It also had exceptionally high floor loadings. In short, it was the perfect building to start the new wave of lofts."  Their design turned it into 25 spaces with basement parking via an, "industrial scale car lift."  The street numbers are displayed above the car park driveway

When I took these images in February of 2017, one of the street level units was home to the showroom of Viaduct, a company that claims to offer, "... an inspiring range of products straight from the world’s leading brands and designers - so whatever your scale, taste or constraints, you can find furniture and lighting which more than meets your brief."

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