Willmott Dixon Interiors has followed up recent appointments at the National Gallery and London Screen Academy by being chosen to create Grade A office space at Riverside House in London.
Willmott Dixon Interiors will work with Riverside House owner Chiswick High Limited to deliver a full Cat A fit-out that better optimises floor space within the 14 storey office, which from its location adjacent to Southwark Bridge provides panoramic views over the City of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. The comprehensive refurbishment will create a modern working environment that will help London meet its huge demand for office space. This need for modern, refurbished space in London has seen Willmott Dixon Interiors deliver over 200,000m² of new interiors in the capital over the last five years, and this also includes new hospitality facilities at Twickenham’s East Stand and a new home for the Design Museum.
Earlier this year, Willmott Dixon Interiors was appointed by the National Gallery to refurbish Room 32, the largest within the National Gallery, as well as update parts of the existing basement and ground floor areas.
The company is also refurbishing 62-66 Highbury Grove in Islington to create the London Screen Academy, which will allow 16-19 year olds to learn about film production techniques such as behind-the-camera roles, costume design, production management, distribution and marketing.
Willmott Dixon Interiors managing director Graham Shaw says, “We are delighted that our experience of working in busy London sites can be used to create a bright new future for tenants at Riverside House. The project will be carried out in a live working environment so our know-how for delivering fit-out projects in live office space will ensure we minimise disruption to tenants and deliver a new modern workspace.”
The office is aiming to achieve the BREEAM Excellent energy efficiency standard and the team will be offering apprenticeship and work experience opportunities as part of its commitment to leaving a lasting positive legacy in the communities it works in.