Case study: North House: The creation of new offices from two adjoining buildings North House, 27 Great Peter Street, London
Staircase and mezzanine in the Institution of Electrical Engineers fabricated and installed by John Desmond Ltd Architect: Lee Fitzgerald
Case study; design, build and installation of stairs, handrails, balustrades and mezzanine
Creating a modern interior from two listed buildings
These two adjoining Grade II listed buildings were required to be joined to create new offices for the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, amongst other tenants. The brief was to create a calm “zen-like” environment. A core part of achieving this has been the use of shot-peened stainless steel for all architectural metalworks, services, lighting and accessories which created a highly cohesive, contemporary and calm environment.
John Desmond Ltd were selected to fabricate the metalworks by Gordon Talbot of Ian Ritchie Architects who says “Because of the pared back design scheme, it is even more crucial that all fixtures are of the highest quality and finish as they are very much on show, with nothing else to distract the eye. John Desmond’s designers work with us to manifest our designs into fabrications that have the quality of finish we demand”
Handrail incorporating water feature
Rather than it being separate the architect designed a water feature incorporated into the handrail for the steps descending into the courtyard. This travels along an inset stainless steel rill, culminating in a small triangular reservoir and dam.
Planter fabricated from shot-peened stainless steel
All the furniture was designed by the architect and fabricated by John Desmond with shot-peened stainless steel legs and either white glass or white laminate tops. These furniture designs are available to purchase with the option of PVD coated coloured stainless steel legs and base.