60-62 Vyner Street

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Planning Applications and Negotiations

AZ Urban Studio has helped to secure planning permission, to redevelop a site in Vyner Street. We were commissioned to advice upon the development of a warehouse building, currently used as artists’ studios. Unlike many applications of this type the development protects and actually increases the amount of commercial space with two large artists’ studios, in addition the development include four flats.

Vyner Street which is characterised by its industrial heritage has for a number of years been undergoing substantial change, firstly with the introduction of a number of creative uses and more recently with change to residential. The development needed to reconcile these changes with the clients aspiration to retain their own artists’ studios on site. In addition the context was complicated by amajor residential application surrounding the site which had not been determined.

The consented scheme optimises this well connected but under-utilised site, the proposed development responds carefully to the changing condition of Vyner street as well as the specific proposals of the adjoing site. The development will facilitate the continued and expanded use of this site for creative industries thereby helping to preserve the existing character of Vyner Street.

The project was led by Fourthspace architects. AZ Urban Studio led the production of all planning material and assisted with pre-application discussions with the local planning authority.

The project was granted planning permission by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in March 2015 and construction is expected to start later in the year.

The project builds on our firms existing relationship Fourthspace architects, which includes working on a number of mid-size high density residential projects.

Vyner Street – Elevation (Image: Fourthspace Architects)


Architect: Fourthspace architects
Planning consultant: AZ Urban Studio
Daylight/Sunlight consultant: GVA