8,000 sq ft
Building with Stories
Copper Projects worked with Paolo Cossu Architects to deliver a full refurbishment for international publisher Phaidon Press's new headquarters in Stratford.
Our team started work on this Victorian print warehouse from a half-completed shell and core, delivering CAT B works, a new build extension, and a double-height, glazed atrium. We preserved the 140-year-old brick structure while implementing a new internal structure made from CLT and glulam.
Although smaller than their previous office, Phaidon Press still required flexibility for editorial desks and artwork stations. The first floor is a large flexible open-plan space with rows of Herman Miller workstations, Vitra ID Mesh chairs, and storage units lining the perimeter.
The ground floor serves as a public area with reception and 'internal street' where Phaidon's latest releases sit on full-height display bookcases. Public-facing cladding folds into a concertina, resembling folded paper.
Full-height glass doors open into meeting rooms containing Vitra Visavis chairs, Eames tables and Vitsoe 606 Universal Shelving systems. Bocci pendant lights made from sculptural, free-poured aluminium decorate the entrance and boardrooms.
Materials used include Fermacell cladding, ceramic tiling, vinyl flooring, glass curtain walling, and porcelain tiles to the roof deck.
Copper Projects delivered:
- Full access raised floors.
- Exposed ceilings.
- 'Internal street'.
- New lift installed.
- New screed and tiles finish to landlord areas.
- Unisex WCs with a wheelchair-accessible WC is on every floor.
- New M&E system including public health, air conditioning system, heat recovery ventilation, small power, LED lighting system, access control, fire alarm.
- Bespoke joinery for full wall shelving and storage.