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469 Bethnal Green Road, Tower HamletsPlanning Appeal | TVIA
469 Bethnal Green Road, a comprehensive remodelling of an office building, designed by Carmody Groarke for DAO, was granted planning consent following an appeal in late 2021; we acted as expert witness on townscape, heritage and design matters. A lightweight extension above a remodelled base doubles the floor area of the original building, while exceeding sustainability targets. This is a good example of a type of project we are seeing more of – upgrades of tired but sound buildings where the architectural approach transforms (rather than defers to) the aesthetic of the original building.