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Chilfen Joinery completes fit-out for breathtaking Havas Media offices in London

When working on a project for one of the world’s largest communications groups, employing 16,000 people in over 100 countries, one can expect nothing less than perfection when it comes to the requirements of Havas Media for their new headquarters in London’s King’s Cross area.

Located at 3 Pancras Square, the stunning 164,000 sq. ft. Grade A office building has been reworked to provide the ‘London Village’ for the numerous Havas brands and is ideally positioned to take advantage of everything on offer at King’s Cross, including stunning views across the Canal.

Chilfen Joinery are proud to have collaborated with long-standing partners and leading construction service providers Structure Tone Ltd, who were the primary contractors on this project, with architectural and interior design coordination managed by MCM Architecture.

As appointed subcontractors, Chilfen Joinery were tasked with manufacturing and installing joinery across all floors, and worked closely with all parties from initial design approval process through to final installation.

Chilfen Joinery’s fit-out for the project, valued at £1.5 million, included the application of a broad range of materials including timber screening, solid oak slats, laminates, plywood, black patinated metal work, Valchromat MDF wall panelling, Cemento panelling and worktops, antique bronze mirrors and 300-year-old reclaimed French oak floorboards.

With a striking black and grey colour scheme, high ceilings and concrete work tops, the interior spaces focused on delivering a highly industrial look, complimented with touches of high quality finishes. This contrast and the progressive approach towards the fit-out was one of the most interesting and rewarding aspects of the project for the team at Chilfen Joinery.

The comprehensive suite of joinery services offered by Chilfen Joinery included tea points, office service centres, display units, timber screens, reception panelling and desks, meeting rooms including conference room tables with Forbo Desktop Linoleum and AV walls, banquet seating and 2,500 linear metres of solid oak slats to reception lobby walls.

Chilfen Joinery is extremely proud of its involvement in this highly significant project and of its ability to meet the challenge of a very tight deadline, turning around the fit-out in an impressive 12-week period, starting at the end of October 2016 and completing in early February 2017.


SSE, 1 Forbury Place, Reading. Chilfen Joinery complete fit-out at new headquarters.

Chilfen Joinery have completed works at the new flagship headquarters for SSE at Forbury Place, Reading.

The extensive office space, which stretches out across 189,000 square feet, is one of the largest sole occupier new builds in Reading and was developed by Como Group, in partnership with HKS Architects.

The fit-out completed by Chilfen involved the delivery of a highly bespoke joinery package across eight floors. It included joinery solutions for break out areas, tea points, a restaurant, reception, lobby ares, conference rooms and offices. The job spanned over several months and included working alongside a number of third party contractors and independent specialists. The result was a high specification and modern working space for SSE staff who have been brought together from a number of regional offices.

The Chilfen team really enjoyed working on this project and are thrilled with feedback from our customers.


Bird & Bird offices, New Fetter Lane, London – Chilfen Joinery completes work on cutting-edge project

Founded in 1846 with offices throughout the world, the renowned international law firm Bird & Bird recently moved to its new UK headquarters on New Fetter Lane, occupying a triangular island site in the centre of London’s prime legal district.

A key factor during the development of this 147,000-square foot project has been environmental sustainability; the building has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating due to its modern energy efficient design, offering a substantial reduction in CO2 emissions compared to current building regulations.

MCM Architecture coordinated the architectural and interior design for this impressive twelve floor fit-out, while the main contractor on this notable project was leading construction service providers Structure Tone Ltd who, over the years, have engaged Chilfen Joinery on a number of prominent projects. As subcontractors, Chilfen Joinery were appointed to manufacture and install joinery across all floors of the sophisticated office building, from working through the design approval process through to complete manufacture and installation.

The comprehensive suite of joinery services offered by Chilfen covered all spaces including lobby, reception, meet & greet, business lounge, flexible spaces and break-out areas. Examples of bespoke joinery products created by Chilfen Joinery to complement the agile and collaborative design include: quiet booths, Kvadrat fabric wall panelling, chestnut veneer ceiling panels, door sets, cantilevered seating, concierge pods with integrated iPad docking, coat & storage cupboards finished in white washed oak veneer and a feature reception desk wrapped in chestnut veneer with specialist applied Bronze metal coating to provide a real bronze finish and feel.

Chilfen Joinery is proud of its collaboration and involvement in this leading project to create a contemporary and welcoming business hub in a highly significant area of the capital.


Chilfen complete works at Sea Containers House, London

Sea Containers House is a noted and prominent landmark located in London’s South Bank area along the path of the river Thames. The east and west wings have recently undergone major restoration, designed and refurbished into contemporary and cutting edge office spaces. Chilfen Joinery were appointed to manufacture and install joinery and furniture, working across 12 floors in the head office for Ogilvy & Mathers UK.

Working alongside our client Structuretone and BDG Architects we produced and installed various joinery and furniture solutions throughout the building. Coordinating with other trades and specialist fitters such as structural engineers and structural steel workers, we were able to produce some impressive end results, combining the latest technologies and finishes with traditional skills.

Chilfen were honoured to work on such a prestigious project and in such a fantastic, diverse building with such a strong and historic presence on the London landscape.


Kensington Residence

Chilfen Joinery Ltd were recently contracted to manufacture and install a range of bespoke joinery solutions for a beautiful Kensington residence.

Chilfen were instructed to create fitted joinery & furniture throughout the property. Our CAD team moved quickly to survey the site and begin the comprehensive design approval process, with construction drawings being drawn up for each area.

The joinery created featured floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes finished in Tay veneer. Other elements included vanity units, utility units, media units, study furniture, lounge areas, leather clad sliding doors, window reveals and window blind housings.

James Langford Architects created a contemporary yet sympathetic scheme which adds to the character of this 5 story town house. Developers Sherlock Interiors demonstrated a high level of finish throughout and Chilfen were pleased to have undertaken the joinery work for them.

“Chilfen worked closely with our team’s, demonstrating a high level of workmanship and understanding of the client’s needs and expectations” Brian Stack, Project Manager – Sherlock Interiors.


North London Home

Chilfen Joinery Ltd were contracted to manufacture and install a range of bespoke joinery solutions for this prestigious North London home. Masterson Holdings the developers and owners instructed Chilfen to create fitted joinery and furniture including fitted wardrobes, integrated bedside units, walk in wardrobes, bookcases and a host of associated fixtures.

This beautifully designed new-build house by Eastabrook architects is spread over four floors. The property features a basement swimming pool and spa along with a cinema, games room, gym and associated leisure facilities.

“Working with our own contractors and other trades Chilfen demonstrated their ability to produce joinery to a very high standard. As with all of our developments quality is paramount along with a flexible approach and we feel Chilfen have achieved this” Keith Masterson, Director – Masterson Holdings.


American Express VIP Lounge at the 02 Arena, London.

Chilfen Joinery Ltd were contracted to manufacture and install a range of bespoke joinery solutions including bars and counters within the American Express VIP Lounge at the 02 Arena, London. Working alongside contractor Overbury PLC and talented architects at the Platform Group, Chilfen Joinery were able to showcase our range of skills in an exciting and impressive environment.

The project from start to completion created some interesting challenges, all of which Chilfen were able to meet head-on and overcome to create some really unique and striking results, bringing the architects vision to life.Chilfen Joinery manufactured and installed the gantry, cocktail and main back bars, meet & greet and main kitchen counters, waiter station, snug wall panels and cloakroom storage. These included metalwork, glass and other associated materials.

 

“The Chilfen project team exhibited a knowledge that was very important for the process. The time expended on the details of this project were key to ensuring perfect delivery. Once on site they integrated well alongside the construction team and other trades. Working to tight deadlines and within the restrictions of a busy site the team were always polite and approachable and had a positive attitude to dealing with challenges that a busy site brings. Manufacturing was to a high standard we were very pleased with the final result, this has further bolstered our confidence in Chilfen delivering key projects for us in the future” Geoff Charlett, Project Manager – Overbury PLC, http://www.overbury.com/

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