We were asked to follow Draker’s distinct ‘un-estate agency’ approach when refurbishing this new premises on Fulham Road. This was a true ‘end-to-end’ project, requiring a strip back and rip-out phase before commissioning a number of bespoke elements and installing a suite of digital display items.
Although we started the refurbishment with a finalised set of interior design and space plans, MPL found a number of hidden structural elements during the stripping back process, which we had to incorporate into the design ‘on the fly’.
A trio of custom-built facets
With the unexpected easily negotiated by the design team, we set about fitting the three ‘anchor’ elements of the office fit out. The Italian marble desk is a statement piece of office furniture, hand finished on site, and incorporating integrated USB/charging points and internal illumination.
Also custom made is a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf with integrated storage, LCD screen and coffee machine. Finally, the back office is separated from the public-facing space by a glass partition, which has been inspired by Crittall windows. Behind the partition lies a set of ‘dealer’ style desks for the agents, with new office chairs and storage.