Designed by architects Buckley Gray Yeoman of Shoreditch, the detailed refurbishment of 27 Goswell Road has resulted in an attractive remodelled 1980’s office building with a retro pop aesthetic, situated in a strategic location in Clerkenwell, close by the Barbican, Old Street and the City.
The space – now named as Panagram – has been completely remodelled to feature efficient open floors with an abundance of natural daylight, brand new M&E and modern lighting, together with exposed air conditioning and air handling system. The offices benefit from generous floor to ceiling height.
Waverley were contacted by Buckley Gray Yeoman in January 2020 to help with the specification of curtains and suspended track systems for a show floor of offices featuring state-of-the-art internal finishes on the 2nd Floor. There would be potential for the other floors to be fitted out in the future.
The Challenges & The Solution
The suspended curtains needed to work with the exposed services and help divide the proposed space in a way that they could be moved around or tidied and stacked away, depending on requirements. Weight of fabric was also key, due to using suspended track systems, and ideally to be in the Wave style.
Our Specification Manager and Project Manager worked with the architects on the specification. We finally put forward Silent Gliss 6100 track suspended by V-hanger rods which provide bracing and lateral support, together with curtains in Kvadrat Frost fabric which is sheer. The rail system also supported a Wave heading type, which provides a clean contemporary style of curtain. We provided a made-up sample curtain and track for the architects, to assist the client’s decision.
Our projects team worked from the architects’ CAD drawings to create templates for the unique shapes of track required, cross referencing these to site before manufacturing.
Waverley worked for fitout contractors Open Contracts Ltd providing manufacture, supply and installation at Goswell Road in October, ready for the marketing suite launch event in November 2020.
DrapeTech Wave curtains were supplied and installed in Kvadrat Frost in colours 0166 (a pewter grey) and 0496 (a subtle yellow). These room dividers create zones that Panagram describe as “promoting collaborative and flexible working patterns” and they really do compliment the space.
We also specified, manufactured, supplied and installed manual ShadeTech RBL-C Roller Blinds to the external windows on the 2nd Floor. These have been made in our BetaScreen 90 3% blind fabric, which cuts out glare and heat whilst allowing through vision to the outside.
We enjoyed collaborating on the specification with Buckley Gray Yeoman, and it was a pleasure to work with Open Contracts on site: a very professional team.
Finalist: Mixology Project of the Year 2021 Award (Workplace Interiors 5-15k sq ft)
What they say
“We’re delighted to have worked together with Buckley Gray Yeoman to create this unique space on Goswell Road – a space that meets our client’s expectations, and most importantly, realises their vision.” – Open Contracts
“Buckley Gray Yeoman used a subtle colour palette throughout… work areas are grouped into zones of activity, such as a vibrant kitchen within the open-plan setting. A breakout meeting room, delicately enclosed by a yellow translucent curtain, is designed for collaboration. Reflecting the growing shift towards more informal workplaces (both in design and hierarchy), Panagram demonstrates the importance of flexible layouts and why these are often a better representation of the way we work today than more corporate spaces.” – On Office Magazine