Location: Bethnal Green, London
Project Year: 2012
Cost: £100k - £500kThe Grade I listed Almhouses at Trinity Green are part of the Stepney Green Conservation Area on Mile End Road. They were built between 1693 and 1697 for the “Corporation of Elder Brethren of Trinity House” to house retired and incapacitated Mariners. 5 Trinity Green is a small two storey dwelling arranged around an open court.
The proposal was to reinstate some of the original interior and fittings of the ground floor, to remove the suspended ceiling, and to fit new cornice and new skirting board on the ground floor, as well as timber panelling around all the walls. The kitchen was moved to the ground floor to establish a reception/living space. The new kitchen unit was built as furniture that can be removed from the room without disturbing the panelling. The bathroom and bedroom remain on basement level whilst the attic space is used as a living room.