We were approached by Dovetail Architects who were designing a new commercial office in Basildon, Essex. Sovereign House is located in the industrial area of Basildon, close to the M25, with Central London less than an hour away. The project entailed creating a 28,350 sq ft of office space spread over two floors with 42,500 sq ft of warehousing located to the rear of the building. In the main reception area, Dovetail had included a glass lift to link the ground and first floors. The lift would be a statement to visitors as they walked into the building as well as being a focal point of the reception. The client wanted an ultra-modern design with glass the prominent feature with minimal visible steelwork. The glass would allow all the workings of the lift to be exposed as well as allow light through the reception area.
We worked with Dovetail and Emerson Willis, the main contractor, to come up with a frameless glass structure that would encapsulate the lift. The client opted for glass swing landing doors as they have the maximum amount of glass compared to automatic sliding doors. The door frames were made out of polished stainless steel to reflect the premium finish of the rest of the site. The lift car itself had polished stainless steel framework and a polished stainless steel control panel and rear wall. The materials used in this lift give a modern clean finish that adds to the overall aesthetic of this premium office space. The project was finished in January 2020 in time for Emerson Willis' handover to the client.
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Year Completed: 2020