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184-192 Drummond Street, Phase 1

London

184-192 Drummond Street, a former textiles warehouse and the previous home of the Guinness World Records, provides in excess of 26,000 sq ft of office accommodation to CAT A level.

Reconfiguration & CAT A fit out works undertaken by Oakmont covered the basement, ground, second and fourth floors. These included the provision of mechanical services, raised flooring, new toilet and shower facilities to each floor. In addition the conversion of a former lift shaft into service riser, and the removal of internal walls, and the creation of an external rear courtyard with walkable rooflights to the basement below. Refurbishment of the existing metal windows, with secondary glazing installed to increase thermal performance, and new pavement lights and balustrade also came under Oakmont’s remit at Drummond Street.

Many of the buildings original architectural features have been retained to achieve the desired internal finish. Oakmont exposed the original cast iron structure of the building, including riveted plate columns, as well as decorating and, in parts, refurbishing, the existing internal brickwork.

Common areas, including the reception area, main staircases, and landings, have been refreshed, including the installation of new light fittings, signage and floor finishes, and, additionally, a new terrace area has been created and a cycle storage area provided.

The major challenge of this scheme was the excavation of the basement slab and break the removal of the access ramp into the basement with limited working hours due to the occupied floors above and the nearby residential properties.

 

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