Bussey Building Roof Extension


The Bussey Building has had a colourful history. Originally built as a cricket bat and gun factory, it was later listed in order to protect it from becoming a tram shed, since which it has hosted a growing number of activities of impressive diversity. Today we count three churches, two bars, a nightclub, fifty artists studios, a rooftop cinema, two yoga studios, a karate-club, a theatre, a record shop, and a co-working hub, to mention nothing of the plethora of different workshops among our neighbours in the building.

We were approached by the owners in early 2016 to undertake a feasibility study into potential future uses for the building’s expansive roof scape, continuing the tradition of reimagining the Bussey with a variety of possible activities to add to its rich mix.

The project gained planning permission is 2017 and work is ongoing. Read more about the process in this case study.

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