Feb 16, 2019 Last Updated 2:53 PM, Feb 5, 2019

Washroom upgrade for Howick Place

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Within London’s sought-after area of Victoria is situated the architecturally cutting edge commercial and residential development, Howick Place.

This 143,000ft² of Grade A office space and 23 luxury apartments is a flagship development by joint developers Doughty Hanson & Co and Terrace Hill Group PLC. The building is modern, stylish and full of light due to its impressive floor to ceiling windows delivering a perfect working space for the luxury brands it has already attracted.

Responsible for the impressive design were Rolfe Judd Architects. Not only did they want to create an exterior that that was visually stunning but also an interior that show cased modern design at its best. This inspirational working environment had to make an immediate impact with potential occupant’s right from the moment they step in to the expansive reception area to rinsing their hands in the washrooms. To help achieve this Rolfe Judd appointed Amwell Systems to supply and install their modern and luxurious washroom products so the building represented the highest quality craftsmanship no matter where you are in the building. When discussing the importance of a quality washroom fit out project architect Andrew Wall said the following:

“Our clients are becoming increasingly concerned with the quality of their washroom facilities. More and more people are cycling to work in the city and so we needed washroom and changing areas that met our client’s high standards”

Amwell’s real wood veneer Sylan cubicles were specified for the washroom cubicles. With 44mm real wood veneer doors and totally invisible fixings Sylan was the perfect choice for this project given that quality was such an important factor:

“We were very impressed with the Sylan system. We needed a totally bespoke system and Sylan gave us just that. We needed flexibility from our cubicle choice so we could achieve the level of detail required for this project”

Being offset against contemporary lime stone vanity units, also supplied by Amwell Systems, the cubicles gave the perfect contrast between the traditional and the modern, a consideration that was key for Rolfe Judd throughout the project;

"With Amwell’s products we were able to achieve a design that was crisp, clean and understated whilst still maintaining a feeling of warmth”

To further enhance this cutting edge design glass duct panels were also installed in the washrooms. Being fully aware that accuracy and precision was critical to the build, Amwell Systems ensured due care and attention was paid when installing all products but particularly when dealing with this delicate and intricate design element.

Glass was also used in the shower and changing area. Amwell’s Minima cubicles in Alpine glass were specified for the 12 shower cubicles and look stunning against Minima’s sleek stainless steel aluminium frame. These modern, angular cubicles coupled with the welcoming warmth of the real wood veneer lockers certainly ensured that Rolfe Judd were able to meet their design brief set by the client to go “above and beyond”

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