CONTEMPORARY CAT A OFFICE FITOUT
Originally built in 1887 as a warehouse, this remarkable building has recently undergone a major refurbishment resulting in a 3-storey contemporary office space with a strong industrial feel. Located on the West side of Farringdon Road close to the junction of Clerkenwell Road, this unique building offers 3 floors of newly refurbished office space with wonderful industrial heritage.
The property company BKB Property Consultants acquired the site and started the refurbishment project with the aim of retaining the office space across the first three floors. Our team was approached by CGL Architects, appointed on the refurbishment project and an extension of the existing building. The consultation process started in April 2016 and the project was completed in July 2017.
The design brief was to create a contemporary Cat A office space with a paired back look, celebrating the heritage of the building whilst delivering a scheme compliant with LG 7 regulations and appealing to future tenants.
Our team supported the architect with a product specification, full lighting design and calculation, ensuring that all correct light levels for LG7 were met. The full-size product samples were handed to the architect for the sign-off. The main challenge was to deliver the look and feel to the right budget whilst not compromising the quality of light.
Spread over 3 floors and taking up around 2300 sq ft, the scheme boasts an abundance of daylight and the exposed surfaces enhance the industrial feel of the building. One luminaire was used across the whole office scheme in a standard grey colour. Some areas were fitted with direct/indirect Oka suspended luminaires, and in areas with exposed surfaces the surface mounted version of Oka was used. The grey finish really compliments the original stripped back London brickwork and steel columns.
The outstanding performance, low glare and efficiency combined with a clean-cut look make the Oka an ideal luminaire for general office lighting. Fitted with a microprismatic diffuser, it enhances the interior, distributing comfortable and highly uniform light. The standard 1217mm length was used in this project, with a 4000K colour temperature for a neutral look. Some of the luminaries were also fitted with emergency units.
The new lighting was supplied on time and the client was pleased with the solution. The result is a modern and engaging scheme where lighting blends in and compliments the design.