The Safety Letterbox Company designed and supplied bespoke mailboxes for Plimsoll Building, a high-end residential building located in the heart of Kings Cross, London, which also houses King’s Cross Academy and the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children. The project featured a minimalistic style combined with integrated sources of light to brighten the location and provide the luxury finish that the client was looking for.
The mailboxes were to blend into the background of the lobby area with a clean finish, but when focussed upon, come alive with a visually interesting configuration of mailboxes. Unlike a classic bank of mailboxes with a rectangle or square overall shape, the Plimsoll Building Project has staggered the starting and ending points of the vertical columns of mailboxes.
The mailboxes are located in the reception lobby area of the building where residents walk through to access their apartments. Horizontal type ‘COM 2 – 180 Steel Door’ mailboxes have been recessed into the wall which ensured that there was enough space in the immediate area for residents to retrieve their mail whilst allowing other building users to pass in the corridor with ease. Using horizontal type mailboxes allows projects with a restricted height to fit a high number of mailboxes into their location area whilst receiving A4 mail, which was ideal for this project.
The mailboxes have been finished in a custom white colour sourced from a specialist paint supplier to meet the colour design of the rest of the immediate lobby area. The front door of each mailbox has been engraved with a bold jet-black colouring, numbered to match each individual apartment to ensure that residents can easily find their own mailbox. The engraving has been centralised with both the horizontal dimensions of the mailbox and the security lock, ensuring a coaxial design finish.
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