This trendy London office refurbishment spanned two storeys and combined two buildings into one. Based in South East London, the property had been occupied by our client for some time prior to our engagement. However, with an expanding workforce and changing work habits, they needed to optimise their available space and improve their appearance. A brand-new look was on the cards.
As a result, we were awarded the contract to complete the office refurbishment and layout alterations. Our team transformed the space into a light and open plan office with multiple meeting rooms, kitchens, unisex washrooms and made way for disabled access.
Starting with a full strip out, our team removed the existing carpets, partitions, toilets, kitchens and ceilings in both the properties. This is standard procedure for any office refurbishment. But that wasn’t all.
This office refurbishment was far more involved. We were combining two properties into one, with the vision of creating a smart and open plan workspace with multiple meeting areas. Therefore, we needed to carry out major structural changes.
We removed approximately 75 per cent of the existing walls during the strip out phase. The ceilings were propped up with (rolled steel joist) RSJs while we made way for the extensive steelwork and brick pillars to support the upper levels.
With the steels and pillars in place, the client’s open plan vision was fast becoming a reality.
Following the strip out and the first fix Mechanical and Electrical installation, the new layout could be formed. We partitioned the lower and upper levels with a variety of stud walls and glass office partitions.
The partitions made way for:
- Five meeting rooms and breakout areas
- Open plan office
- Flexible meeting and office space
- Disabled access lift
- Three kitchens
To compliment the new dark window frames and create a uniform look, we implemented glass partitions with black frames for a lot of the internal spaces. The glass partitions were used to separate the open plan offices and meeting areas, while forming light and airy corridors.
The glass partitions not only work as a stylish and contemporary finish, but flood the building with natural light.
Throughout the interior, we decorated the walls and ceilings. For the walls we implemented a two-tone effect, using a darker hue on the lower half and white for the remaining walls and ceilings. The public areas and flexible meeting space sport a fresh grey colour, while the meeting rooms and large open plan office are easily distinguished with a rich royal blue.
The staff at this trendy London office refurbishment can now enjoy three kitchen areas.
The main kitchen is the hub of this contemporary London office refurbishment. Not only does it sport sleek gloss kitchen units with handless doors, it also benefits from:
- A hot water tap for a quick brew
- Stainless steel accessories
- Black sink and tap
- Living plant wall
- Grey wooden wall panelling
- Flat screen tv
- Acoustic panel ceiling (ideal for reducing reverberations)
- A range of contemporary cafeteria-style seating
- Private dining area away from the hustle and bustle
- Trending pendent lighting
Away from the main dining area we fitted a further two kitchens, which are finished with the same dove grey units and similar auxiliary items. These serve as practical areas for food and beverage preparation for staff and visitors.
The new improved layout enabled our client to create a large open plan space that could be used for a range of training and meeting purposes. To ensure the area was truly flexible, we installed a folding partition wall. When closed, it spans the entire width of the room to fully separate the open space when required.
The folding partition wall is solid with acoustic properties, meaning the area is ideal for a whole range of scenarios.
As a progressive company, our client requested a range of male, female, gender neutral and disabled access washrooms.
We styled the washroom walls using a combination of tiles with a horizontal stripe pattern, and charcoal grey panelling to hide the toilet cistern and pipework. Grey toilet seats were fitted to match the scheme, along with chrome taps and porcelain sinks and toilets.
The final result is a range of washrooms that suit all staff and visitors.
Our client was not shy of a splash of colour. So, in keeping with the dual tone walls throughout the fit out, we painted the stairwell walls midway in a sensational lime green. Combined with the predominantly white décor, the green illuminated the stairs with vigour.
To keep the effect simple and vibrant, we installed a glass balustrade with stainless steel handrails.
Accompanying the new stairs is a brand new state-of-the-art disabled access stairlift.
We were honoured to deliver this trendy London office refurbishment for our client. It is now a workspace that all the staff and visitors can enjoy. We look forward to hearing how they have used the space in time to come.
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