Restoration of historic building to office space
Wardour Street, London
For this restoration of a historic building to commercial office space, Mumford & Wood were specified by renowned building contractor Morgan Sindall Construction Group, based on the established ability of Mumford & Wood to adapt its market leading products to meet modern building regulations within bespoke heritage projects. A number of opening sections were specified within the plans which were required to serve a modern and practical purpose linking complex electronics to the building’s fire system.
The window specification called for fixed casement windows with limited openings, and the essential replication of intricate details. This included distinct feature mouldings to the transom and mullions in order to remain in keeping with the architectural style of this central London location. The windows had to incorporate the wiring and mechanisms whilst retaining the required aesthetics to the satisfaction of the local planning authority which required a careful balance. To achieve this, the electronic systems were installed during the window manufacturing process and supplied to site for connection to the building.
Mumford & Wood’s modern manufacturing methods combined with the thermal and acoustic efficiency of energy rated, factory finished, double glazed panels made to the specification of the British Woodworking Federation’s Timber Window Accreditation Scheme, ensured the delivery of both period aesthetics and modern levels of performance.
This project was Highly Commended in the BWF 2013 Awards.