Maxwood washrooms star in London’s West End development
Stylish commercial washrooms from Maxwood have a starring role in an impressive development in London’s West End. The new building at 55 St James’s Street creates over 23,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation, designed to attract a high calibre of tenant.
The internal fit-out includes high quality male, female and DDA compliant washrooms, custom-made and installed by Maxwood over seven floors. In keeping with the project’s prestigious specification, the washrooms feature a distinctive cast of luxury materials, from real wood veneer cubicles and decorative glass duct panelling to high performance hardware with an attractive copper-coloured finish.
The chic, contemporary design of washrooms at 55 St James’s Street is styled around Maxwood’s Maranté cubicle range. The system’s elegant flush surface appearance is achieved with a unique design of pilaster, rebated to run in-line with the doors, and the use of fall-to-close hinges. Maranté’s panelled look is combined with full height styling for total privacy. The bespoke cubicle doors, divisions and pilasters for the new offices are faced with an attractive Dark Oak veneer from the ALPIkord range, which combines the warmth and beauty of real wood with the durability of a pre-finished product. The stainless steel hardware, such as cubicle handles and hinges, are PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coated to simulate the luxurious effect of copper. As well as providing a scratch and corrosion resistant finish, the ‘copper’ coated hardware provides a dramatic contrast with the dark wood doors. This striking designer detail is continued in a ‘copper’ trim at the base of the doors and colour-coordinated pendant light fittings to the vanity section
The washroom package for 55 St James’s Street also includes trendsetting trough-style vanity tops, custom designed and manufactured by Maxwood in Corian Designer White. The complementary Vanity Mirror Units feature a stainless steel band to the lower horizontal edge fixed with ‘lift off’ clips. The vanity area is completed by bespoke cupboard units with access towel hatch to front elevation, hinged ALPIkord veneer doors (to match cubicles) and removable powder coated stainless steel bins.
Running of pipework and mounting of sanitaryware in new washrooms at 55 St James’s Street was made quicker, easier and more secure with Maxwood’s Maxwall Duct Panelling system. Made-to-measure glass finish ducting units, back-painted in a subtle Mouse-Grey, were manufactured offsite by Maxwood and delivered to site ready to install to toilet cubicles and male urinals.