A great sense of openness and light
Piercy & Company for Derwent London
Contract value: Confidential
This refurbishment of a 1930s office is exquisitely executed, from the first conceptual move to the finest point of detail. The primary spatial move was to cut a three-storey atrium in the middle of the plan, and to suspend within it the lightest of sculptural steel staircases.
This has connected volumes of space across floors, with views through and across the whole building, creating a great sense of openness and light. Externally the white render and grid of black steel windows were reconditioned. Into this a beautifully detailed bronze framed entrance was set. An approach of bringing together cutting edge digital and traditional craftsmanship techniques has created a very beautiful building for the long term, which enriches the cityscape in which it sits in an understated way.