Stortford Interiors and our in-house Joinery Division Parkrose, were appointed by Wates Construction to deliver a major architectural package award for Wates Construction at 17 Charterhouse Street, in the heart of London’s jewellery and diamond district. Anglo American and De Beers, the FTSE -100 mining giants and its diamond subsidiary, appointed Wates to create a fresh modern campus providing a flexible and inspiring workplace. The site near Hatton Garden underwent part demolition of the existing building and was stripped back to existing structural frame. The reinstatement of two floors, reconfigured cores and re-cladding provides a ‘reimagined’ facility with 40,000 sq. ft. of additional floor space.
Our remit on the scheme was considerable; performance drywall partitions, SFS to external perimeters and an array of proprietary metal pan ceilings were captured within our scope. Allied to this were bespoke timber and fabric ceilings with high acoustic properties. In addition, Parkrose delivered a technical washroom fit-out package to multiple cores, plus a comprehensive doorset and general joinery package.
Scope of Works
Parkrose were responsible for the delivery of a broad architectural washroom fit-out package to four cores over nine levels. The remit included GIFA calcium sulphate flooring, drywall partitions, MF ceilings and full height laminate faced WC cubicle fronts and dividers. The scope also captured colour-backed glass faced IPS panelling and solid surface vanity units, with the floors and walls receiving a chevron patterned tiled finish. Works also included the design and installation of a bespoke mirror box system with concealed towel and soap dispensers in addition to a comprehensive FF&E package. This widest of architectural scopes provided both challenge and opportunity for Parkrose to differentiate ourselves from the marketplace. Our in-house design, delivery expertise and interface experiences enabled us to identify project risk early, provide appropriate aesthetic and performance solutions and achieve a peerless installation within demanding programme parameters. Close client collaboration and trade contractor co-operation was imperative to the success of the project and contributed to another class leading installation.