Completed in 2019 the six-storey office scheme is situated over Farringdon stations eastern ticket hall on Lindsey Street. The development includes 15,500sq m of office space and also features a number of retail units at ground floor level. When the Elizabeth line (Crossrail) opens, Farringdon station will be one of the busiest in the UK, connecting with Thameslink and the London Underground to provide links with outer London, the home counties, the City, Canary Wharf and three of London’s five airports.
The Lindsey Street office development features a range of bespoke architectural metalwork by specialist PAD Contracts. It has been designed with its surroundings in mind. It sits immediately to the east of Smithfield Market with views over Charterhouse Square. Property developer Helical appointed Mace to build the development designed by PLP Architecture.
Helical property director Matthew Bonning-Snook said: “We will deliver a stunning statement building enlivened by fine-scaled elevations inspired by the 19th century warehouses that frame the historic Smithfield Market. The external treatment of the building is sympathetic to its surroundings and reflects the colour palette of the architecture in the area, including vertical terracotta fins which will provide a different reading to each elevation dependent on the direction from which the building is viewed.” Ref: https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/helical-secures-farringdon-over-station-development
PAD Contracts was appointed by Mace to design and install a range of bespoke Architectural Metalwork solutions for the new office block in Farringdon. Manufactured in their factory in Waltham Abbey PAD Contracts produced two full height staircases, prefabricated with balustrade and handrails in the concrete cores. The two staircases were transported to site at the most convenient time to ensure minimal downtime and disruption to the build programme.
PAD Contracts also manufactured balustrading for the roof level of the office block, sundry platforms, bump rails, service riser platforms and bespoke metalwork bike racks.
Colin Ayres, Managing Director, PAD Contracts comments;
“It’s been a pleasure to work on this project with Mace, our diverse skill base has enabled us to provide a number of architectural metalwork solutions (not just the large staircases and balustrading) all of which can be fabricated offsite and delivered to site at the optimum time.”
The office scheme achieved an “Excellent” rating in a BREEAM pre-assessment exercise.
PAD Contracts are architectural metalwork specialists and provide a range of high-quality solutions. The team has experience of working on a vast range of projects, mostly bespoke work on applications such as external and internal staircases, balustrades, gates, handrails, security screens, even bespoke sculptural artwork pieces!
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Address: Lindsey Street, Farringdon, London
Description: Staircases, balustrading for the roof level of the office block, sundry platforms, bump rails, service riser platforms and bespoke metalwork bike racks.