Simpson Street Apartments

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Simpson Street Apartments


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.


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