Drakes are one of only a handful of traditional tailors still designing and tailoring ties by hand in the UK.
Their existing 1930’s building on Haberdasher Street in Hackney will be transformed to accommodate Drakes’ creative, manufacturing and business operations. Studio and office accommodation, and nine apartments complete the mix of uses within this regenerated warehouse. The flat roof will be transformed into a garden for residents and Drakes’ employees, making the most of spectacular views of the City and the Southbank. Drakes’ established 'hand crafted in England' brand and exquisite fabrics inform the design direction helping to create a new identity for the building, which was originally home to the Guild of Haberdashers.