Phaidon Press
Stratford, London



Phaidon Press


15,000 sq ft


Stratford, London




19 weeks

A Building with Stories

Continuing our strong partnership with Vastint UK, Copper Projects were appointed to design and build the new office for global book publisher Phaidon Press. Phaidon Press became the first tenant to occupy one of the new flagship office buildings on the Sugar House Island development.

Although we were appointed by Vastint, Phaidon Press trusted us to work directly with their interior designer and the rest of their stakeholders. We developed their fit out design, cost plan and made changes to the base build Cat A works that were already 50% complete under a different contract.

The interesting challenge for this project was to manage the landlord's CAT A design and budget with the tenant's CAT B plan. We guaranteed value engineering from the Cat A works were fed into the Cat B design to enhance the project in the most effective way possible.

In addition to managing the design, budget and the construction activities on site, Phaidon Press were relocating from West to East London (during a Global Pandemic!), so a well-planned handover and integration to the building was crucial. Many of the interesting design features for this site came with their own set of challenges including the use of Bocci feature light fittings, vast amounts of bespoke and storage joinery, and an exposed saw-tooth roof which required the heating and cooling services to be installed within the floor void on the first floor.