Modern meets sustainable brilliance, redefining the core of Holborn with contemporary elegance.
Saffron Studios, a distinguished architectural landmark, has revitalized the heart of Farringdon, showcasing improved end-of-trip amenities and pioneering sustainable design features. The collaboration between Ben Adams Architects, BlackRock, and Parkeray has successfully elevated the project’s street presence and environmental efficacy.
Exuding contemporary charm, Saffron House proudly unveils the culmination of its transformative journey. The original windows on the front facade have been meticulously enhanced with the addition of tapered balustrades and expansive glazing.
The decision to upgrade the existing plant equipment and its enclosure was driven by the ageing condition of the equipment, rendering maintenance impractical, and its inefficiency, resulting in heightened energy consumption.
A new plant now accommodates state-of-the-art, energy-efficient equipment, ensuring seamless operations and facilitating convenient maintenance access.
Internally, maximizing window heights and the installation of two roof lights now floods the interior with abundant natural light. The team’s commitment to sustainability is underscored by the preservation of existing floor tiles and the incorporation of phenolic foam, enhancing thermal performance and moisture resistance in the space.
The introduction of soft green accented steel beams imparts texture and character to the interior, creating a captivating contrast with the industrial-style concrete columns. This infusion of green extends into the bathroom, changing room, and showers through the use of green glazed tiles that harmonize with the marble and accented terrazzo, fostering an inviting ambience.
Saffron House is dedicated to enhancing user convenience, exemplified by comprehensive bicycle storage facilities featuring Brompton bike lockers, stands, tire pumps, tool stations, and a drying room equipped with heated ventilated lockers and charging stations.