Restoration of historic building to office space, Wardour Street, London


Name of project

Restoration of historic building to office space



Manufacturer



Location

Wardour Street, London



Date

2013



Project requirements

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.



Solution

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.



Benefits

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.



Client Feedback

This project was Highly Commended in the BWF 2013 Awards.



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