The Binary, London SE1

The Binary, 27 Copperfield Street, London SE1 0EN

The Binary (formerly known as Olwen House) is located in Southwark on London’s ‘Southbank’. The building was constructed in the 1960s comprising a simple steel frame, red brick façade and pitched metal roof. In March 2018 Fabrix purchased the building as the first asset to be placed in Fabrix’s new fund ‘i2’. With value-add opportunities across fringe London being the predominant focus, this dilapidated former police station proved ideal.

The local area of Southwark is steeped in history which Fabrix wanted to nurture and pay tribute too with this refurbishment. They worked closely with their design team to reimagine and repurpose the space with a bold and design-led architectural solution. This included partnering with Creative Debuts – a platform for emerging artists and art lovers – to produce a feature mural on the western facade that celebrates South London and the history of the building.

The yard area has also been re-imagined providing an additional amenity and multi-functional space designed for lectures, screenings, and outdoor events as well as a day-to-day breakout area. Existing yard completed May 2019 creating a communal event space for creatives and encouraging purpose-led events.

Internally the existing building has high floor-ceilings and Fabrix have retained this feature through their selection of exposed services. All internal walls were stripped out in order to create more desirable open-plan floor plates.

Practical completion of the building was reached in April 2019.

Please inquire if you are interested in letting the remaining space or hiring the Yard for purpose-led events (

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