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East Ham Old Fire Station
by dRMM

East Ham Old Fire Station by dRMM
Photo by Simon Kennedy

dRMM has given a former fire station in London’s East End a new lease of life, transforming the Grade-II listed structure into affordable social housing and commercial spaces.

Originally completed in 1913, the three-story structure ceased functioning as a fire station in 1960. After serving as council offices, it lay abandoned and deteriorating for a decade.

dRMM’s restoration prioritised sustainability, adhering to a £2 million budget. The project retained floor plans and reinstated original elements such as the station’s lookout tower and the former engine hall, which has been reimagined as a commercial space.

This project has been longlisted in the heritage project category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: dRMM
Project: East Ham Old Fire Station

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