Washroom Washroom’s new Iconica Collection has been used to stunning effect on a landmark office building on London’s iconic Southbank.
The prestigious building overlooking the Thames provides more than 51,000 sq ft of office space and is divided into a number of office suites over seven floors. The building is just minutes away from the Bank of England, in the heart of London’s financial district.
Recently refurbished in a project led by Aros Architects with Kgb Managed Services as the main contractor, the common areas including washrooms and lobbies were all brought up to Grade A standard, to meet the increasingly high expectations of staff.
Washroom worked closely with the architectural team to refurbish both the male and female washrooms on level five of the building in a project worth £40,000. Opting to use materials not traditionally associated with washrooms and incorporating bespoke design elements from Washroom’s Iconica Collection was the ideal way to create a space which reflected the high specification of the building.
Washroom’s full height, floor-to-ceiling Alto cubicles were installed to provide end users with ultimate privacy. Both the cubicle doors and vanity under panels were manufactured in oak hardwood with a brown oak vertical grain veneer adding to the high specification design.
Bespoke toughened iGlass was used for the WC and urinal ducts as well as the vanity splashbacks, to create a smooth, highly polished finish. Back painted to the architect’s specified colours of metallic blue for the splashbacks and mushroom for the duct panels, the iGlass creates a unique look which complements the rest of the washroom while it is durable enough to withstand the rigours of a high traffic environment.
The vanity units, which were designed to incorporate inset soap dispensers, were manufactured from silestone. Made from natural Quartz, Silestone is naturally highly resistant to stains and scratches and is available in a wide choice of attractive colours and textures. It also boasts an anti-bacterial protection making it the ideal choice for an office environment.
To complement the design, Washroom also installed a full glass fascia wall in white to the exterior of the washrooms, creating a link between the washroom areas and the rest of the building design.
Robert Hepburn contract director at Kgb Managed Services said:
“It was the first time we’d worked with Washroom and we look forward to working with the team again on future projects as everything worked like clockwork. Working with Washroom we were able to deliver a truly unique space which reflects the unique nature of the building itself.”
Trevor Bowers director at Washroom Washroom commented:
“This project demonstrates just what can be achieved by embracing different colours, materials and finishes to create a unique space and is testament to the range and scope of our new Iconica Collection.”
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