The Department Store
Location: 19 Bellefields Road, London
Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC, Ibstock Brick
Brick Name: Ravenhead Tradesman Common Architect: Squire & Partners
Brickwork Contractor: Lyons & Anoot
About the project
“This building is subtly beautiful, complementing the local area perfectly and future proofed through its mixed use and flexible design.”
Created as a natural addition to The Department Store, The Studios is a highly sustainable development that supports local businesses by offering a Residency scheme for young entrepreneurs and a programme of events curated to share skills,
inspire creativity and expand local networks. The building replaces a series of derelict annex structures from the 1970s, taking inspiration from the robust Edwardian aesthetic of The Department Store with patterned brickwork and contemporary
faceted bay windows. A setback fourth floor creates generous external terraces, and is planted with a green roof to enhance biodiversity.
Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC
As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood, Floren.be, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.