Fletcher Priest Architects Limited
Devonshire Square comprises of twelve self-contained buildings which have been redeveloped for commercial, residential and retail use. Originally the spice warehouses of the historic East India Trading Company, the listed 18th century buildings are set within a 640,000 sq. ft. estate minutes from Liverpool Street Station. Initially redeveloped in the late 1970’s, the buildings retain many of their original features and subsequent changes have continued to honour the remarkable history and trade that took place within the 5 acre estate.
The redevelopment of Devonshire Square incorporates a covered courtyard - a new active public space with a range of retail and restaurant facilities. The courtyard, situated to the west of the estate, is spectacularly clad in Vector Foiltec’s Texlon® ETFE and enables the space to be utilised all year round. The layers of transparent Texlon® ETFE form cushions which are inflated with pneumatic air pressure and then supported by a delicate steel structure. The courtyard roof affords occupants and guests improved comfort while the elegant design modernises the space and maintains the integrity of the historic surrounds.