Allgood has provided a bespoke, bronze finished ironmongery solution for renovation works at the former offices of production company Pathé Films at 103-109 Wardour Street.
The transformation of the building was a challenging task for architects Sheppard Robson. Originally offices for Pathé Films, the 1900’s building was renovated for the first time in 1996. However, there was an architectural imbalance as whilst the facade retained the original Edwardian style, the rest of the building was renovated. This led to the historical front forming a veil that covered a contemporary building of lower design quality.
Consequently, Sheppard Robson looked to redesign the contemporary elements in a way that would complement the original structure and opted for a bespoke bronze finish on all ironmongery supplied by Allgood, which helped to turn an architectural vision into a working reality. ID:SR, Sheppard Robson’s interior design group, wanted to deliver 15 residential units, including two penthouses, that were rooted within the history of the area whilst simultaneously providing modern amenities.
Incorporated throughout the building is Allgood’s Modric 1761 900mm pull handles and Robert-Mallet Steven’s designed FSB 41076 lever handles with a specialist bronze finish. Complementing the ironmongery, Allgood also supplied bespoke signage in a matching bronze finish including numerals, letters and various symbols.
Borja Marcaida, Associate at Sheppard Robson Architects LLP said: "We enjoyed working with Allgood Sales Representative, Stewart Froome, throughout this project. His flexible approach meant that any challenges were swiftly addressed and that the ironmongery achieved the unique finish required.“