Piercy&Co win OAS Development Award for The Bindery
Piercy&Company has been awarded an OAS Development Award for The Bindery, a refurbished art deco office building in Hatton Garden. The project received the award in the Category: Best Delivered City Scheme Under 35,000 sq ft.
The Jury commented ~
"The Bindery represents a true achievement in being able to deliver such quality and amenity within a building of only 25,000 sq ft. They loved the fact the reception doubles as an art gallery that is open to the public, with the art changing on a regular basis, allowing the building to remain open to the local community. They were also extremely impressed with the communal roof garden designed by Chelsea Flower Show winner Andy Sturgeon. All this was achieved within a challenging existing building but they resisted the urge to make substantial physical changes, reinforcing a commitment to a low tech but compelling approach to simple sustainability. The remainder of the building has been finished to an exceptional standard, impressing the judges across the board.”
Dorrington commissioned Piercy&Company to transform the existing art deco building, with an approach that prioritised occupier experience, seeking to engage with those using and visiting the building. The scheme is created in a highly sustainable way and provides calm, beautiful spaces including five outdoor terraces to support wellness and biodiversity.
As part of the project strategy, Piercy&Company completed the fit-out of one office floor to Cat B, curating an inspiring workspace catered to a variety of work styles. The resulting ‘plug and play’ design incorporated bespoke joinery by UK furniture maker Benchmark, with additional furniture by Muuto, &Tradition, Hay and others. The varied workspace caters to different work styles and needs. A central kitchen is accompanied by a long solid ash table, designed by Piercy&Co to reference the long trestle tables of binder’s workshops.
Piercy&Company’s dedicated interiors team are in the completion phase for Faber & Faber’s HQ fit-out within the building.
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