Scope of Works
Leading Architects PRP are based at the former Victorian steam engine factory 'Ferry Works' in Thames Ditton. A company re-organisation gave the opportunity for the Ground floor to be refurbished and to reveal the industrial heritage that lay hidden behind the false ceiling and fire protected cladding.
The requirement was to create a modern functional space with an industrial feel. Removing the false ceiling instantly impacted the space revealing the concrete slab and wonderful old steel beams. These beams were stripped and all 204 linear metres painted in intumescent paint. Electrical, data and fire cabling was encased in galvanised trunking and tray work. The flexible foil Air Conditioning ducting was replaced with rigid duct work with large circular grills emphasising the industrial look.
Strip lighting was installed in a linear fashion across the floor, reflecting light off the ceiling as well as illuminating desks sufficiently for the Architects detailed work.
Minor adaptations to the existing partitioning created more floor space to accommodate the number of staff and a folding frameless glass wall across one of the Meeting rooms was installed. The toilets facilities were modernised with new cubicles and sanitary ware. The old tea station was adapted to suit a new design with new door fronts, worktops and brightly coloured glass splash backs.
Careful evaluation of new desking and the storage requirements of the staff resulted in providing a successful workable arrangement. The bespoke wall & end of desk storage units all in a white finish, including the lever arch files added the finishing touch to provide a sharp modern office within the original Victorian interior.