We were employed to oversee the design and construction works for the world renound and long established firm Colefax and Fowler’s new showroom and office in Pimlico Road, Chelsea. Working hand in hand with their interior design team, our role was to gain the necessary planning and conservation area consents for the alterations, as well as liasing with the Grosvenor estate to obtain the necessary consents. We were then tasked with providing technical information and coordinating stuctural engineering, M and E and specialist sub contractor designs into a full package to be priced and delivered by Silver Interiors, the main contractors. We oversaw the building contract on a tight delivery programme to fit out the 5 storey building: basement, ground and 3 further floors.
At ground and entry level, an open plan showroom has been created, with high quality new shop fronts by Neil Burke joinery installed. At basement level a series of glazed partitions define working offices and fabrication areas for the employees – with further office space at upper levels. Circulation spaces and welfare areas were all upgraded, along with AC provision and IT for the whole building as well as general repairs to the fabric of the building.
Photos of completed project. Copyright: Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Photographer: Simon Brown / All other photos Copyright Granit Architects.