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The Ray, 

119 Farringdon Road

CLIENT: Vidris Real Estate Services
OCCUPIER: LinkedIn Corporation
ARCHITECT: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
MAIN CONTRACTOR: McLaren Construction
CONTRACT VALUE (APPROX.): £0.5m – £0.6m

As a result of an award-winning redevelopment of a former British newspaper headquarters, The Ray is located on Farringdon Road in Clerkenwell; one of London’s creative hubs. The building provides over 100,000 square feet of offices, affordable workspace, hospitality and retail, and features enhanced public spaces that look to re-establish connections to historic streets and spaces.


Maxwood Washrooms were commissioned to create a stunning washroom that reflected the industrious aesthetic of the building’s exterior, which prominently features patterns created by traditionally-coloured bricks and tiles, along with concrete ceilings and brutalist design elements. The new washroom design brings together contemporary fixtures and bold colours to form a smart environment with considerate design touches.



“The on-site operatives were extremely skilled and easy to communicate with…Maxwood have delivered a very good product on my two previous projects and [I] would have no hesitation in recommending them”
McLaren Construction


Key Successes:

To achieve the floating vanity look, extensive bracketry was required within the rear stud partition wall. A huge amount of collaboration went into the bracket positioning in order to avoid the c-studs and pipework. The final result is a truly stunning design that through the intelligent use of light and shadow gives the illusion of a floating vanity unit.

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