Creating a smart new boutique development of 14 stylish serviced apartments for medium to long term rent, plus Grads A contemporary offices, is a project involving the resourceful redevelopment of a former light industrial building in Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London.
The project is being carried out for developers Marldon, who are also undertaking the construction. Southern Scaffolding Services LLP have been involved in the project from the beginning and have supplied all the internal and external scaffolding requirements of this very complex building and renovation works.
The development is already proving a success. “Just out of interest we advertised one of the apartments and had an enquiry straight away” said Mr Henry Bartlett of Marldon.
The five storey mixed-use scheme features a basement, plus street-level and first floor offices behind a double-height glazed frontage and 14 one bedroom apartments on the second, third and fourth floors above, each with floor to ceiling windows and either a balcony or terrace. Two penthouses with terraces are located on the fifth floor. Bespoke hardwood joinery and purpose-made kitchen cabinets and bathrooms give every apartment its own individual style.
The front and side elevations of the original building have been retained and are rendered in white and the remainder of the building was demolished to basement level. A new double height glazed frontage has been added and new traditional timber sash style and casement style windows have been installed. A new concrete flat roof has been fitted, with a Kingspan Sarnafil roof above, which is in turn topped by a greed sedum roof.
The Grade A contemporary offices on the ground floor comprising a total 13,500 sq.ft. (1,255 sq.m.) have been designed to maximise natural light – perfect for the modern commercial occupier.
Features include large floor plates, raised access floors, hand-crafted woodwork and the use of sustainable materials, all within an air-conditioned environment.
Currently the project is reported to be going very well, with the external envelope of the building complete, works underway in the common areas and 10 of the flats fully finished.
Clerkenwell is a vibrant area noted for its creative industries, bars and restaurants. Turnmill Street offers easy access to the West End, City, Islington and adjacent to Farringdon Station.
Established in 1968, Marldon is a specialist design and build partnership that has built up an impressive residential and commercial property portfolio across central London, for both sale and rent.
Marldon’s unique style of design is the work of architect Simon Smith who combines an understanding of modern living with artistic flair; he is also equally at home creating contemporary office space.
The Marldon building team comprises over 100 employees with a range of skills covering all trades, including mechanical and electrical services. The company’s own joinery shop produces bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes, doors, and stairs, thus creating an individual style to the finishes of each project.
The company’s philosophy is to encourage apprenticeships and training at all levels, thereby creating a well managed and loyal workforce dedicated to quality.