Glancy Nicholls architects are pleased to be undertaking the full refurbishment and conversion of Derwent House for Javelin Block, a historic Grade II listed building. Originally built as a metal pressing factory for Taylor Challen in 1902 it has been in constant use as a metal works factory until recently when it became unsustainable. Working with Javelin block, GNA have undertaken the careful redesign of the internal arrangement to provide 40 new apartments, the majority of which are duplexes benefitting from individual private winter gardens. The design carefully integrates original features keeping the heritage of the building at the heart of the design. These include the refurbishment of the original windows, exposed internal steelwork and trusses as well as integrating the original light fittings into the new design.