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Unit 214 Fit-out

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Fit-outs of the apartments in Shepherdess Walk are being undertaken by various architects. Buschow Henley has completed the fit-out of Unit 214 of Shepherdess Walk. Designed for a single female, the fit-out adheres to the ideal of minimal living - with the luxury of en suite bathrooms.

Orientated south ,the apartment's four generous windows allow light to flood through. The rectangular layout lends itself naturally to a dividing wall running parallel to the external walls, providing a discrete line of cellular accommodation.

Partition walls incorporate a clerestory of glass to maximise the south light reaching deep into the partitioned area.

Storage space and open shelving units are incorporated into the walls. The main living space is fitted with a kitchen flanking the end wall. A magenta wall of fitted cupboards provides a splash of colour to counteract the white partition walls and exposed brick work. Partly screened by an etched glass wall which is supported by a continuous steel section, this discreetly reflects the overall concept of steel supports used as framing devices.

Two en suite bathrooms with wall-to-wall mosaic tiles are top-lit by recessed cool daylight bulbs set back into alcoves, giving the impression of natural daylight seeping through.

All the servicing channels run under the floor parallel to the external walls, and plywood panels allow for convenient access in the case of re runs.

Window frames and external doors have been repaired where possible, or carefully remade to match the original design.

The apartment has retained elements of the original building with the exposed brick work and original wooden floor boards.

The space benefits from the totality of the whole scheme with an open outlook that takes the occupier's gaze across the courtyard.

Architect: Buschow Henley: Andrew

Budgen, Ralph Buschow, Gavin Hale-Brown, Simon Henley, Ken Rorrison

Main Contractor: R L Morgan

Joinery and stainless steel: Livesay Woodworks

Suppliers/products: radiators Gunning Engineering, floor lights Deltalight, bath/WC/shower Associated Metal, stainless, glass washbasins Pollux, brassware

Vola/CP Hart, glass Preedy, kitchen appliances Neff/Atag

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