Aria, No. 2 Barnsbury St was an old church hall where we had to keep the old hall roof and 3 walls and build a new basement, a new shop front, a new ground floor cafe to the side of the hall, an office and 2 flats above the shop . The hall had to be underpinned and a new steel frame erected to support the new shop front , office and flats . The hall was simply repaired and strengthened , all the brickwork and the roof timbers where left exposed and not decorated as a contrast to the new building which now surrounds it . The shop front, office and flats are all a modern finish with timber floors and plenty glass walls to allow as much light as possible into the building.