The Papermill, Islington, London N1


Sam and Sarah Robinson


Completed May 2015



Contract Value


Contract Period

40 weeks


Stack worked for Sam Robinson Ltd as Principal Contractor delivering a new 450 square metre photography studio, set location, office space and residential apartment in Islington. Previously used as a warehouse, and originally a Papermill, the studio is set in a traditional Victorian industrial building near London’s busy City Road. Stack along with Gresford Architects and Sinclair Johnson Engineers, completed the detailed design and construction of a modern and flexible environment that retains the original industrial features of the building. Full of beautiful features including original timber beams, floor joists and exposed London Stock brick, the design complements these with contemporary features such as a 3 storey rear extension clad with Reglit glazed walling and standing seam zinc. A complicated glazed roof was also installed to enclose the rear yard to create a fantastic internal space
used for a commercial kitchen.