Architects Shoreditch

Architects Shoreditch

>> Shoreditch and Scenario Architecture

Scenario Architecture has headed architectural projects around East London for more than a decade. From our offices on the Regent’s Canal, we’ve built an extensive portfolio of domestic architecture across Hackney and into Islington.

Our landmark projects range from double-height extensions and new-build infill houses to our own home, on a quiet residential terrace in Stoke Newington. The extension and refurbishment to that period house earned us recognition from juries across the country ¬–¬ including a place on the shortlist for the 2018 RIBA London Award.

Other high-profile projects – like The Nook, a modern townhouse with a series of intriguing nooks in a gated development near the Regent’s Canal – stimulated word-of-mouth and brought direct referrals to our boutique residential architecture practice.

Much more than a commercial opportunity, we saw each new challenge as an occasion to refine our singular approach to domestic architecture.

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Architects Shoreditch

Focal Shift fire place, first project as local architects in Shoreditch

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The Scenario House, Stoke Newington during NLA Open house event

Architects Shoreditch >> Your Shoreditch project

Starting your Shoreditch project

If you’re considering a residential architectural project in Shoreditch, we’re here to help, whether it’s a renovation, extension or new-build.

We’ve created a brief illustrated overview to help you understand each stage of the process, whether you’re planning a home extension, renovation or new-build in Shoreditch.

Most architecture projects in Shoreditch require planning permission from Hackney or Tower Hamlets councils. With our successful record securing planning permission on behalf of our clients, we can claim home advantage across East London.


TIP: Discover if your architect has had success steering planning applications through your local council. Visit the “planning applications” page of your council’s website and enter the architect’s name in the search criteria.


To help you understand what it takes to obtain planning permission in Shoreditch, we’ve created this helpful guide. Download it below.

This guide is suitable for anyone requiring consent from the local council to alter a house. It reviews the nuts and bolts of UK planning and strategies for successfully navigating it, based on our own extensive experience.

Architects Shoreditch >> Your Shoreditch project & Scenario Architecture

Working with Scenario Architecture on your Shoreditch project

Scenario Architecture is a boutique architecture studio focused on high-end residential projects in and around London. We tackle projects of every scale and complexity, from interior refurbishments to full renovations and new-builds, through our bespoke architecture service.

Our friendly, highly skilled team can take you step-by-step through the challenge of designing your new space. We’ll collaborate closely with you from the initial drawings, detail design and planning through tender and construction to the successful completion of your project. On time and on budget.

Scenario Architecture is a RIBA Chartered Practice. We comply with the strict criteria of the Royal Institute of Chartered Architects, covering insurance, health and safety and quality-management.

Early adopters of the latest technology, we use innovative 3D design and visualisation tools as a standard for all projects. Our experience shows that real-time visualisations and virtual reality are extremely efficient tools for choosing finishes, fixtures and fittings, and simulating natural light. We also use 3D building information modelling (BIM) technology to produce reliable construction information, so all our project data comes from an accurate, coordinated 3D model. Using this cutting-edge technology collaboratively with consultants and contractors is proven to save our clients time and money.

This Chartered Institute of Building case study featuring a project by Scenario Architecture demonstrates the great benefits of this advanced technology for domestic architecture.

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Architects Shoreditch >> In our clients words


We wanted to renovate our house in a conservation area in central London. Given this involved a complete demolition and new build with an extra floor on top, getting planning approval was always going to be tricky. Scenario did an amazing job on the new house ‘envelope’ and throughout the planning phase. We couldn’t have wished for better from them and having succeeded in gaining planning approval owe them a very big ‘thank you’.


Scenario designed a kitchen extension for us, and we are delighted with the results. The process was well organised, planned and delivered, and the whole team were a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend them for their design, planning and project management skills.


Worked with these guys on the internal development of our office. From start to finish they were great. They got what we wanted first time and really made working with them very easy. Their aftercare has been great too helping us deal with something that they were not involved with in the first place. Will highly recommend them to anyone.

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Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road is a widely known street market located on Bethnal Green. Dotted with Victorian shops, the market opens on Sundays, providing visitors with an array of flower stalls to visit.

The road was originally used as a path to bring sleep to a nearby slaughterhouse at Smithfield. However, during the transformation of East London, this quickly changed. It was during the catalyst of the growing Empire that the city needed to adapt to better serve the needs of the population and Columbia Road was a pivotal part of this evolution.


A New Life

Over the years, the road has been provided with many names. However, originally, it was named to honour Angela Burdett Coutts. The philanthropist and heiress both instituted a Bishopric through British Columbia and was responsible for the Columbia Market that has since been demolished. During this time, there were over 400 stalls lined with food for the locals but by 1886, her market had closed for good.

As the population continued to grow in the east, shops were built to provide for the Jesus Hospital Estate. The shops here still stand today and were constructed through the 1860s to provide all the amenities and basic life requirements.

Later on, many of these shops also became upholstery stores. This was a natural progression as during this period the wood industry was thriving. Indeed, both woodturning and milling factories could be found around this area.

Today, two of the main buildings used for this purpose now house the Fleapit Cafe and the Milagros.


Conception Of The Flower Market

As the area began to change the Flower market arrived. Originally, this was simply a Saturday trading market but with a thriving Jewish population, a Sunday market evolved and grew in its place. The flower market first began by servicing the local people of the area, as many of the homes close by had small gardens. The flowers would arrive on carts from Islington and Hackney and there was also a peculiar fascination with caged songbirds here too. During the beginning of the market, a whistle would be blown and people would scramble for market pitches. It was a lively and popular event where people would gather on the road to buy the most beautiful flowers from the local area.

By the 1970s this area was in dire straits. Indeed, the council was considering a complete demolition to start a new. However, local residents fought back against this idea and were able to save the precious market. By the 1980’s it was growing once more and now it is known around the globe.

Today, the area isn’t just a place to purchase flowers. Instead, it is filled with an array of different shops providing a fantastic and completely unique experience for anyone who ventures there. Cafes and niche venues line the streets which ensures a constant surge of tourist interest. Many of the sellers have been using the market for their stalls for generations. Everything can be found here from British grown shrubs to general plants and exotic wonders.