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OM GROUP 131 FINSBURY PAVEMENT, LONDON

COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS COMMENDED

The software and stock exchanges businesses of the OM Group have recently moved to bright, newly fitted-out premises on Finsbury Pavement, London, designed by Pringle Brandon. The open-plan floors are connected internally by curved yellow staircases rising through elliptical holes, with central glazed meeting room 'packs' sitting across these stairwells. Personal work areas radiate outwards from the centre of the building, 'to take advantage of the natural light that floods through full-height windows'.

Adding to the vibrancy of the building is its modern architectural ironmongery, specified and supplied by Yannedis.

Significantly for Yannedis, there is a large amount of glass in this building, and this helped dictate its choice of fittings.

Ironmongery attached to glass has to work well; faults and strengths are highlighted.

Fleet Street lever handles, designed by the company for an earlier project, and matching pull handles, were manufactured for the OM Group offices in satin stainless steel.

In this fit out, commented the judging panel, the best materials have been selected and the client is very proud of his building.

The architectural ironmongery specified, they added, is 'a credit to our trade'.

Architect Pringle Brandon Architects Architectural ironmonger Yannedis

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