Having previously completed the smaller 90 Bartholomew Close project next door, Franchi were tasked with developing a mixture of standard and bespoke items for the anchor development of the Bart’s development near St Paul’s Cathedral. Franchi supplied the full package of ironmongery for the building, which included special signage incorporated into push plates, handrails and ambulant fittings as well as a mixture of robust stainless steel and black anodised aluminium fittings fitted throughout the building.
Adrian Tanner architect at Sheppard Robson wrote - “One Bartholomew acts as an anchor-point for the Barts Square development, establishing a new urban mixed-use quarter in the heart of the City of London. The building is integrated into the extensive public realm developments which turn Bartholomew Close into a pedestrian-friendly environment, enlivened by café and restaurant uses at ground floor.
The new office building, set over ground and eleven upper floors, is distinctly modern in both form and materiality. It’s use of full-height floor-to-ceiling glazing both reflects and embraces the scale of the modern City of London. The building’s highly efficient and adaptable floorplate, together with generous floor-to-ceiling heights, maximise the views of St Paul’s.
Franchi engaged with the design team at an early stage in the design process and were able to develop project-specific ironmongery solutions which met the building’s aesthetic and functional requirements. Creative solutions were able to be developed, utilising Franchi’s in-depth industry knowledge and experience, which have contributed to the overall success of the development.”