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Cooper Weston discusses Victorian renovation in London

Published: 13 March 2018 - Sarah Mead

London and South East based NICEIC approved and CHAS accredited electrical contractors Cooper Weston Ltd, recently completed a full electrical refurbishment on a large scale, industrial office space.

The former Victorian warehouse had been purchased by a developer and required complete works to relaunch it as a modern, stylish, and affluent business centre in Eyre Street, Farringdon. Working alongside designers Stoica, the team installed new electrics over the 4-week project.

 A unique space

The property boasts a fantastic location in London, making it prime real estate for businesses looking to attract both staff and clients. A significant facelift and refit was required to produce a modern, industrial feel office environment, and the key aim was to ensure the electrics and design paid respect to the building’s historic affiliation with the jewelry industry.

Stuart Cooper, owner of Cooper Weston Ltd, states, “The project was a pleasure to work on as we designed and installed electrics to be not only safe, practical and efficient but stylish and attractive, helping the space to be rented quickly.

We had a team of two to four contractors on-site each day who worked well alongside other companies, including the designers. The final space looks stunning and has the electrics to support businesses with multiple desktops, laptops, technical equipment, phone systems and Internet access - everything they need.”

Cooper Weston Ltd fitted a Fibre Optic cable, giving the office Fibre Optic broadband capacities, which enhances the potential rental value by increasing the scope of the working environment.

Core electrical work

Brought in to provide high quality and tailored bespoke lighting and electrical solutions, the team installed CAT 6 cables, data points, lighting in separate offices, a comms cabinet, and sockets and switches throughout. Due to the nature of the building’s future use, it was essential to provide ample electrical supply to every room.

The large space was divided into quarters, creating separate energy and lighting environments. With energy efficiency always a priority, motion sensored PIR lighting was installed into the main office area, kitchens, toilets, and the meeting room to reduce waste from lighting areas when not in use.

The electrics were all run through a large metal conduit, which complemented the industrial look, and improved the aesthetics of the electrics. Metal trunking was used for the sockets and switches.

Lighting feature

A unique lighting solution was designed for the office space to complement the history and style of the old warehouse space, as well as brighten it up. The lighting sculpture was installed on one wall and is a dramatic, industrial talking point that makes the space even more memorable to visitors.

Owner Shane Weston adds, “We were proud to provide our services for this project and feel it’s a good example of the electrics that offices in London need to be competitive when it comes to renting out space and being profitable.

A lot of our office work is based in London and we consider ourselves adept at creating the right environment for our clients”.

Cooper Weston Ltd can be contacted on 0800 669 6229 and more examples of their work can be found here. The Eyre Street project was completed on schedule and within budget in just under one month, ready to be acquired by tenants.

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