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Concrete reversal for Soho office refurbishment

By June 19, 2017April 24th, 2019No Comments

Having recently added concrete to our expanding range of surface materials, we are delighted to have our first major order to a prestigious refurbishment project in the heart of London.

77 Shaftesbury is located in Soho near Covent Garden. The bright new space offers around 60,000 sq ft of office accommodation. It is being refurbished to a high specification and includes an office terrace, showers, car parking and bicycle spaces.

Working with ADS Joinery, Diespeker has supplied and installed CT002 from our concrete range for counter tops and credenzas for the reception area and tea point ‘hero kitchen’ and bar island.

As our first concrete installation, the project was made even more unusual when the client, on receiving samples, preferred the reverse side of the concrete, a rougher, less finished surface.

This presented a challenge to match the reverse face finish. Diespeker worked with our Italian manufacturers to match the reverse side. New samples were made up and approved by the client before we went into production. The sheets of concrete were cut to size at our factory in South East London.

Using concrete was a design statement in itself; opting for the reverse side of the concrete has given the client an even more unusual, bespoke end result. Once again, Diespeker has taken on a challenge and made the grade. Project value circa £36K.

While work ramped up on this project, ADS brought Diespeker in for another concrete installation, this time using CT07 for worktops, tea points and splashbacks for offices in the Adelphi Building on London’s Victoria Embankment.

As a material option, Diespeker’s concrete range is light, shock resistant and have good fire proofing and water proofing. We currently offer six options giving a variety of shades and textures for design flexibility – along with the reverse sides, of course.

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