Mumford & Wood has provided flush casement and authentically detailed sash windows for a redevelopment project in Central London. A stone’s throw from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, this former sewing machine factory in Ludgate Square has been sympathetically converted and redeveloped to seven residential accommodations and two commercial units.
The current owner of the building, Tony Greaves previously used it as his company offices but a move to new premises opened up the opportunity to change its purpose.
The building’s location and historical significance meant that the City of London council planners needed to oversee proposed changes; the owners presented them with details of the Mumford & Wood products, as well as specific details surrounding the window profiles, to which they were very satisfied.
Authentically detailed sash windows were approved for the apartments offering fantastic views over the city skyline, including a view of The Shard. Flush casement windows have given the retail units a fresh, yet sympathetically fitting appearance on the street level.
Mr Greaves said: "The windows really are lovely. We are so close to the city here yet it is so quiet when you’re inside the apartments, and we feel the quality of the windows make such a difference to that.”