These buildings were one of the last examples in Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, of a fourth-rate shop (in the Georgian system of rating properties). Unfortunately, the previous owners had tried to demolish the buildings without permission. They managed to completely demolish one, and partially demolish the other. I was called in by the new owner for whom I was working on other projects. Another architect was already working on it but with little knowledge of historical buildings and it was agreed that I would work alongside him on the aesthetic side of the rebuilding. The watercolours shown here were the original sketch proposals which I ultimately developed into 1:10 and full size drawings.