We went back to our roots recently with a marble mosaic. Created for Rox Interiors, it is an impressive feature at the entrance to the stunning refurbished office building 183 Eversholt.
A little history
This listed building in Eversholt Street is part of the new ‘Knowledge Quarter’ which sits in the vicinity of King’s Cross, Euston Road and Bloomsbury. It was built in 1849 as the headquarters for the Railway Clearing House (RCH), an innovative organisation set up to improve rail travel. In fact, RCH’s initial mission was to enable rail passengers and businesses sending goods by rail to easily book their journey even when using different railway companies – called ‘through booking’ which these days we take for granted.
RCH was initially housed in small offices opposite Euston Station but as it grew in size, moved to Seymour Street – later renamed Eversholt Street, and a brand new, purpose built HQ.
Bang up to date
The building has remained as offices since then, although it has had many tenants and iterations. It was acquired in 2022 by Brunswick Property Partners for its neighbourhood workplace venture Akoya, with the intention of creating a high quality office space with ‘wellness and sustainability at its heart’. Encompassing not just 183, but 163 and 203 Eversholt Steet too, the building has undergone substantial refurbishment to become sumptuous offices combining period and contemporary space.
Diespeker contributed just a small part to the project, but one which dovetails nicely with our own heritage. Because, back in the late 1800s when Diespeker was founded, one of our main areas expertise was working with marble mosaic. There are many beautiful examples still existing, including the entrance to Lloyds Bank in Paignton, recently discovered by the winner of our heritage competition!
The reception at 183 Eversholt Street has retained a sense of its history through various features including handmade glass pendant lights. And now, at the entrance just inside the doors is a beautiful semi-oval marble mosaic floor section which also reflects the period. The mosaic combines classic white Carrara and black Nero Marquina marbles and brass inlays, which were waterjet cut by our talented associates at Aqua Dynamics.
Rox Interior Project Manager Andrew Hill: “Everything thing went as planned and the floor stone looks fantastic, I’d like to thank yourself and the team for the great effort and work put into producing the stone floor.”