Client: St. Giles Charities Trustees
Location: Camden, London, WC2
Size: 8,300 sqft
Contractor: Buxton Building Contractors Ltd
Situated just off Oxford St, this project was a full refurbishment and remodelling of the Grade II listed warehouse building once used by a wholesale ironmongers and later by Crosse and Blackwell. Frost took great care to sensitively remodel the building to provide all the requirements of a modern day office whilst retaining and enhancing its character and original features.
The building infrastructure was updated to provide new and accessible circulation between floors whilst maximising floor area for the incoming tenant. This included relocating the main staircase with an intricately designed, bespoke installation that complimented the building features and materials and also the installation of a glass lift.
Further, new windows, roof lights and a new lightwell over the staircase ensured that light into the open floor plates was maximised, despite being situated on a typically narrow London side street.
Internally, existing features such as softwood flitch beams supported on cast iron columns and exposed brickwork walls were uncovered and renovated protecting the building from potential decay.
Externally, the existing façade and roof were renovated and cleaned whilst retaining original features such as cast iron lifting hoists and stone architectural details.
Images by Jocelyn Low