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TIM BUSHE ASSOCIATES

The Orpheus Marine Transport Company, a Greek shipping company, chose London-based Tim Bushe Associates to refurbish an upper floor to provide a new headquarters in Piraeus, Greece. Crew and training facilities were required, as well as general office and managers' spaces. These were arranged around a central ovular reception area bound by a curved etched-glass screen on one side. This served two functions - bringing light deep into the plan and allowing office spaces to be arranged radially around its perimeter with views to the harbour. The project was completed in close liaison with a local architect/surveyor (Ylanni Notaras) and contractor. The contract sum was £125,000.

WALTER WOOD ASSOCIATES

The Station Master's Office was an empty ruin when wwa acquired it for its own use. Situated by Dalmeny Railway Station in South Queensferry, the derelict shell had only four stone walls and a roof in the early stages of collapse. Three floors of office space with a common reception area and meeting room were created. The glazed third floor is raised above the old stone parapet walls, forming a dynamic relationship between old and new. Galvanised-steel and precast-concrete staircases take you from the reception area to the offices above. Light filters down through the upper stairwell through a wall of glazed bricks. The cost was £120,000.

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