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Great Guildford Street

This well-located self-contained office building is a stone’s throw from Tate Modern in a vibrant corner of Southwark. Suspended ceilings, wasteful linings and poor lighting had resulted in deeply dull office space. HK were tasked with giving the building some kerb-appeal and delivering space that was plug and play for discerning tenants. The first move was to strip the finishes back to slab, which was found to be clean and presentable. This opened the space up to the south-facing primary fa├žade without cut window heads and resulted in good volume to suspend light fittings and air supply plenums. All HVAC kit was replaced and carefully coordinated within a mesh ceiling service spine and the common cores were refurbished to match. The revamped entrance was clad with backlit perforated aluminium panelling, accented with contrasting feature linings and highlighted with punchy lighting making a big impact at street level.