Scaffold has recently come down at the Sekforde Arms pub in Clerkenwell, where CDA are carrying out an extensive and detailed restoration work to the Regency period pub.
The pub had been majorly altered sometime in the early 20th century, when the original brickwork was covered with an unsympathetic white painted render, and the original shopfront was replaced with an unsightly yellow tile. CDA's proposal sought to remove the render and expose the original brickwork, and restore the ground floor with a beautiful wood grain shopfront.
As well as this, CDA were commissioned to design a 3 storey mixed use new build adjacent to the historic pub, which features a dramatic brick point. Separating the old and new is a clear glazed link, which also contains circulation for the top floors of both elements of the development.