The Old Dairy, Bloomsbury

Residential & Mixed Use

The Old Dairy scheme combines commercial units, apartments, and townhouses near Bloomsbury, featuring a design that pays homage to its dairy industry history, offering private amenities and prioritizing energy efficiency, with LTS Architects as Executive Architects.

Goldenstone Developments
2 Commercial, 13 Residential


    1. Contractor Proma Group
    2. MEP Engineers Ingine (Michael Popper Associates)
    3. Structural Engineer Mason Navarro Pledge
    4. Building Control Assent
    5. PM Paragon
    6. Design Architects (to Stage 3) Studio Woodroffe Papa
    7. Pre-Contract Architects Stanhope Gate Architecture
    8. Photographer Joe Humphrys

The Old Dairy scheme consists of two commercial units, eleven large dual-aspect apartments, and two townhouses. It is conveniently located near the Brunswick Centre in the heart of Bloomsbury, close to the rapidly evolving King’s Cross area.

The site was previously a dairy distribution centre in Bloomsbury, originally established by George Barham, an English businessman who played a significant role in the development of the dairy industry during the late 1800s. The building features multiple pitched roofs, angled external walls, and concertina zinc cladding, all reminiscent of the former warehouse, thus honouring the area’s history.

Both the commercial and residential units offer private courtyards, roof terraces, and a spacious communal amenity area. Additionally, a state-of-the-art bike store is provided for residents and visitors of the development. The design of the apartments prioritizes energy efficiency and sustainability, aiming to achieve CfSH Level 3 certification.

Mandatory Code Level 4 credits in the Energy and Water categories have been pursued. The non-domestic part of the development has been awarded a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating. LTS Architects were appointed as Executive Architects for the Contractor’s side, and the project was successfully completed in March 2020.