Theobald's Road

    • Project Code18/017
    • ClientFernglen Properties
    • LocationHolborn/Midtown
    • Size22,000 sq ft
    • SectorMixed use - Commercial and Residential
    • StatusComplete

    The workspace scheme encompasses a central reception, bike and shower amenities in the undercrofts, and four kitchen and break out spaces split across as many levels.

    Providing kitchen and bathroom facilities within residential scheme provided a significant challenge for the design team. The brief was to deliver ten units, however we were limited to one service route for showers, WC, kitchen, and the boiler. We were also prohibited from making an enclosed room so as not to interrupt the original cornice.

    The design solution was to create elevated pods that sit in the largest rear space on every floor, housing both kitchen and bathroom in one unit. The pods sit proud of the floor joist, walls, and cornice details, finished in pale birch plywood ventilating through only one penetration in the wall to ensure the historic building remains intact.

    Like the commercial spaces, each of the residential units has its own character and colour theme, providing optionality from fully furnished to blank canvas spaces.

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