The Granary Barking Building, Rooff, Developer, Contractor, Restoration, Headquarters

The Granary, Barking

Rooff Offices Development, south east England, UK – design by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

19 Sep 2012

The Granary Barking

Design: Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

Location: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

The Granary, Barking, east London, UK

Date built: 2011

The refurbished Granary, with its bronze-clad extension, has been designed as the headquarters for developer/contractor Rooff.

Located in the Roding Valley/Abbey Road Riverside Conservation Area by the River Roding in Barking, the locally listed Granary building had been derelict and unoccupied for some considerable time and was in urgent need of comprehensive restoration to bring it back into use.

Granary Wharf Building Granary Wharf Building UK Rooff Offices Development by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects Rooff Offices Granary Wharf Development Rooff Offices England UK
photos © Tim Crocker

The Granary has been sensitively restored, with all new interventions respecting the original fabric of the building. All lean-to later extensions, internal partitions and non-original secondary structures have been removed and blocked-up windows opened again.

The new extension takes its cue from the strong gabled form of the original building. Clad in striking bronze panels, the new accommodation is attached to the existing via the vertical circulation core and a high level bridge link. A new atrium garden makes previously obscured elevations visible again.

The new complex also forms the setting for a new public square as part of the regeneration of the area as a new quarter for the creative industries.

Rooff Offices Barking – Building Information

Client: Rooff Limited, England, UK
Value: £3.5m
Dates: 2010-11

Rooff Offices Development information from Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

Pollard Thomas Edwards architects

Location: The Granary, Barking, London, south east England, UK

London Buildings

Contemporary London Building Designs

London Architecture Links – chronological list

London Architecture Tours by e-architect

London Architects Offices – design firm listings on e-architect – practice contact details

London Architects

London Architecture : news + key projects

The Granary in Barking – Rooff Limited UK

Barking Architecture

Fresh Wharf Barking
Design: Jestico + Whiles and Glenn Howells Architects
Fresh Wharf by Jestico + Whiles and Glenn Howells Architects
image : Jestico + Whiles and Glenn Howells Architects

Barking Central
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Barking Central
Barking Central photograph © Tim Soar

Barking Town Square design by Muf – 5th European Prize for Urban Public Space winner
Barking Town Square
image from architect

Barking Riverside design by architects Sheppard Robson
Barking Riverside
image from architect

Barking Creative Industries Quarter design by schmidt hammer lassen architects
Barking Creative Industries Quarter
image from architect

Barking Riverside : Housing Design – Images + Information

English Architects

Comments / photos for The Granary, Barking – Rooff Offices page welcome