57b-Catherine-place

The Facts

Sector

  • Office

Service

  • Fully detailed office design

Project Value

  • Up to £2.5 million

Location

  • London

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57b Catherine Place, Victoria

Project Profile

This project involved the creation of a high quality office accommodation within this 6-storey former town house located in west central London.

Prior to commencement of works, the building was being used as serviced office space. The building was stripped back to the bare shell and the roof extended to the rear to enlarge the fourth floor. During the strip out, a large chamber was discovered below the basement and the Comms Room is now housed within this chamber.

The building is designed to achieve a quality feel to the building and to this end the M&E services were concealed as much as possible. As such, the services had to be very carefully coordinated around the existing building framework and new fittings.

Following completion of the project, the building comprises a mixture of cellular and open plan offices housing up to six people, reception area, new meeting area, two gymnasia, shower area and Comms Room.

 

Key Features

Building stripped back to shell prior to works

Design of building retains domestic feel inside this former town house

M&E services are carefully coordinated including fan coils carefully spaced within reduced ceiling void to ensure services remained concealed

Low energy VRF system provides comfort cooling heating to all areas of the building.

Sub-basement chamber discovered during the strip-out works was converted to a new Comms Room

Comms Room cooling system includes standby facility and is independent of the central cooling system

New drainage system implemented for showers and toilets

Despite limited ceiling heights, pendant luminaires were successfully designed into the office areas