Kontor breathes new life into Whitfield Street buildings

Press release 24/05/2002 00:00 CET

Skanska’s specialist fit-out company Kontor has refurbished and linked two adjacent buildings in Whitfield Street, central London, giving them a modern, eye-catching multi-colour interior using specialist render with internal stair lighting features.

Linking the buildings, which were built separately in the 1920s and 1950s, fulfilled the brief of the client, London Merchant Securities, to provide a level of flexibility ideal for either single or multi occupier use.

As well as extending the buildings to provide 3,363 square metres of floor space, Kontor installed two new lifts, a seven-storey emergency staircase, a roof top pavilion & terrace, new partitions, finishes and joinery. New high-tech exposed M&E services including comfort cooling and internal structured cabling were also provided together with a state-of-the-art touch screen entry security system.

Architect was EPR Architects, structural engineer was Pell Frischmann, services engineer was Foremans, QS and planning supervision was Cyril Sweett.