Case Study: 188 Fleet Street – London
Project Synopsis: Fleet Street offices modernised with striking internal steel screens
Just 100 metres away from the Royal Courts of Justice in London stands 188 Fleet Street, which until recently was the home of bankers Coutts & Co.
The 35,000 sq ft building, purchased for £11 million, has been recently refurbished by HD Architects to house a publishing company.
The renovated office benefits from a number of striking internal steel screens which feature throughout the office and contribute to the amount of natural daylight that filters through the space.
Architect, Martin Helyer of HD Architects, said of the project: “The lighting scheme was an important feature of this office refurbishment which incorporates a dynamic daylighting system to control the light intensity of the space, which in turn helps to maintain staff’s natural body clocks. Clement’s internal steelframed windows maximise the amount of light in the office, thus contributing to the overall wellbeing of the office workers. We chose Clement windows due to their external aesthetic aiding the feel that the space was not purely internal.”
Site: 188 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2AG
Architect: Helyer Davies Architects, 1 The Old Flour Mill, Emsworth, Hampshire, PO10 7BT
Specification: Clement W20 suite of steel sections with genuine T bars
Colour: RAL7016 Anthracite Grey (matt)
Furniture: Pull handles and adjustable roller catches in satin stainless chrome finish
All hinges powder coated to match frames
6.4mm laminated insulated glass units
Clement W20 bespoke steel windows are manufactured from hot rolled steel window sections in compliance with BS 6510 which are produced entirely from recycled steel source material. Hot dip zinc galvanised to EN ISO BS:1461 and with a polyester powder coat paint finish to BS:6497 or BS EN 13438.