160 Old Street
CLIENT: Great Portland Estates
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Wates Construction
SITE DURATION: 6 Months
This was an Orms project which went on to win first place in the 'Workplace over 10,000 sq m Category' of Architects Journal's Rettrofit Awards, 2021. Orms has a passion for creating buildings that embody fresh ideas and exceptional attention to detail, coupled with the ability to develop original and award winning solutions.
Our concept was to create a striking washroom with industrial concrete vanity units, alongside black PVD accessories. The real wood veneer doors were grooved to produce a planked effect, giving this project a natural and authentic feel.
Maxwall WC duct panels in midnight blue laminate.
Omega lockers with integral Opex benching
Outstanding bespoke rough textured oak veneers complementing black powder coated metalworks and with heavy finish glass tops creating a bespoke mix of traditional and modern looks, perfect for this edgy location in London.
Exposed services and the structural loading for the vanity walls coupled with bespoke metal mirror boxes above requiring service access behind created challenging times and the design of bespoke steel support structures. The final solutions blended with the beauty of finishes produced a project I am particularly enamoured with.
Craig Greenway- Senior Design Manger