The Old School, Simpson Street is a Grade II listed, former Victorian school building, in Deptford, Sunderland. Built in 1867, the former school first opened as Deptford Yard Church of England School and had various guises as a School over the years. The school closed in the latter half of the 20th Century and subsequently fell into disrepair whilst in use as artist studios, suffering from vandalism and arson attacks. In 1994, the building was protected with a Grade II listed status.
BDN Ltd acted as architects and engineers in the conversion and restoration of Simpson Street, into a mixed-use development comprising of contemporary office space and loft-style apartments. Two-thirds of the building comprises of eight luxurious loft apartments, which are available for short-term stays.
Designed by BDN’s Architects and Engineers, the apartments combine the building’s beautiful original features with a stylish minimalist design. Specialist roofing and sash windows, with panoramic views of the city skyline, have been installed to match the period features of the property.
As many original Victorian features as possible have been retained to sympathetically restore the Old School, including making the most of original glazed bricks, beams and fireplaces. The addition of mezzanine floors to a number of apartments have been carefully crafted to compliment the building’s character, whilst also fully modernising the Grade II listed property.
The eight one-bedroomed apartments are being managed by Properties Unique, where they are available to rent for short-term stays. To book a stay, visit > Properties – Properties Unique