Elsley House typifies the art deco scene that embodied post World War I London. Emblematic of the growing infrastructure that continues to boost London's commercial development, the Elsley House project has preserved the rich history of London's exuberant and stylistic 20's, while incorporating a touch of contemporary finesse that has brought this building into the modern era.
Collaborating with Burwell Deakins Architects and AKT II, our dedicated team of specialists provided structural solutions to design and create an exciting new contemporary Cat A fit out, alongside the fabulous refurbishment of the pavilion and the Elsley Court Ground and Lower Ground floors.
Following a series of designs that were tailored to help navigate the complexities of this elegant building, our specialists developed an opportunity for the integration of an exciting new workplace.
The structural works involved replacing the beam within the light well at the front of the building and installing new columns under the new roof light compounded by foundation footing. The underpinning and foundation works provided space for a new vault area and lift shaft, while the subterranean drainage works, soil, concrete and steel testing permitted the formation of a new aperture on the ground floor complete with trimming steels. Finally, a creation of openings in the exterior envelope were completed with vertical steel props and lintels.
The strip out stage that followed included a soft strip out including partitions, ceilings, MEP services, windows, fixtures and fittings, floor finishes, exterior pavings and substrates.
The fit out stage saw the installation of premium quality bathroom WC's, fitted with stylish and minimalistic basins, vanity units, taps, wall units, showers, benching and mirrors. An exterior stone paving replaced the old walkway and the front facade of Elsley House received a full clean. The lower ground and ground floor stairways of both Elsley House and Elsley Court were finished with a beautiful terrazzo stone. The same terrazzo stone was tiled to the reception floor areas and cladded to the reception desks to give a seamless mosaic finish. Glazed metal doors and windows, from Schueco Jansen, Lunex and Forster Fuego were fitted throughout the ground and lower ground floors, and the crittal windows were refurbished. New partitions, ceiling and timber doors were added throughout. The ground and lower ground floors of Elsley House saw a complete installation of raised access floors, and the entire section of works were finished with decorations.
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