Founded by John Brinsmead, a self-made man who became one of Britain’s most prosperous piano makers committed to quality, the Brinsmead Piano Factory is the west wing of the former Victorian warehouse, the only part that survived to the war and it has long been an integral part of Kentish Town.
The project comprises of six 2 bedroom apartments within the main building and one 3 bedroom house in the former showroom building. Each flat features thoughtful and high-quality details to balance the building’s original design and feeling with its new residential use and modern decor.
The three storey showroom building has been completely re-designed. The second floor which was an extension to the original two storey building has been rebuilt and externally clad with a double standing seam zinc system. The west elevation, facing the adjacent railway line, has been treated mainly as solid wall and the openings have been carefully minimised to enhance the acoustic protection and also to guarantee adequate privacy. The living area on the top floor features a fully glazed east façade with metal privacy fins and a generous skylight in order to maximise the daylight.