141 - 143 Shoreditch High Street

Office refurbishment, East London

Project Data: 2015-2016
Client: The Estate Office
Status: completed
Area: 14,000 sq ft
Location: 141-143 Shoreditch High Street, London


This office refurbishment project is located within East London's fashionable Shoreditch area. The four-storey building, featuring both a generous internal and entrance atrium, has been substantially upgraded; offering modern office floors, which benefit from natural light, high ceilings, and full air conditioning. The three-storey high, fully glazed entrance lobby has been completely remodelled, introducing a bespoke facade and sculpted staircase feature composed of curved pipework.

Materials and construction methods have been chosen carefully with respect to the area's rich history of clothing, furniture and printing; exposing the craftsmanship and rawness inherent in each. The offices feature exposed brickwork while the lobby stair and sculpture are constructed from waxed steel. The core is equipped with a lift, kitchen units, showers and superloos, which are accessed via a naturally lit, timber veneered corridors.

An important aspect for the Shoreditch project has been to create a street presence and identity for the refurbished building. This has been achieved largely through the visibility of the distinct staircase that is also very much in keeping with the highly creative character of this part of the city.

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