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The refurbishment of 41 Great Pulteney street breathes new life into a tired, lifeless building and transforms it into attractive proposition for any incoming office tenant.
The project provides a much improved efficient and well lit, extended modern office accommodation whilst significantly improving the external appearance of the building within the urban context.
Sustainability has been maximised by the retention of the majority of the high carbon elements, such as the reinforced concrete structure and brick cladding, whilst carefully selecting the new materials and components.
The office entrance on Great Pulteney Street provides greater prominence by the creation of a new bronze anodised surround with an integrated canopy. The backlit canopy soffit continues through into the reception. The ribbed GRC infill panel incorporates the building numerals.
A new office floor has been added to the top of the building, set back from the parapet, with full height glazing and featuring bronze anodised perforated screens providing solar shading and relating to the first-floor window screens. An external amenity terrace space is accessed via a frameless glass sliding / folding screen, seamlessly linking the external and internal spaces.
The modern reception features a dramatic folded backlit ceiling extending to external canopy, linking the inside and outside. The wall behind the reception desk subtly reflects the ceiling geometry with off-white polished plaster panels. The white “floating” reception desk relates to the cubist geometry of the ceiling.
The proposal sought to create a contemporary design, using striking, high-quality materials to establish a more coherent fenestration pattern and better definition of the office entrance whilst increasing the lettable office floorspace without causing any harm to the conservation and encourage a positive effect on the Soho Conservation Area.
Contact: Martin Touska
Client : Sir Richard Sutton Limited