Sofa.com - Islington

Retail

Transforming a space from industrial to retail

Sofa.com’s choice of building on Islington High Street was a former tram depot and power station. If that wasn’t challenge enough, it’s also Grade II Listed. We kept the design simple on the ground floor, working around a large number of existing fittings and structural limitations. Instead, new visual features were placed higher up on the walls. A large feature mirror above the stairs increased the roomy atmosphere. In total contrast, the basement area was dark and narrow. Care was taken to ensure there’s plenty of natural light and air in the building all year round.