20 Old Bailey refurbishment: lava stone tiles for a modern workspace concept

Lava stone tiles for the major refurbishment of Twenty Old Bailey, in the City of London

Ranieri Lava Stone partnered for the refurbishment of 20 Old Bailey, a modern workspace exceptionally designed by BuckleyGrayYeoman within London’s vibrant and dynamic heart. Lava stone surfaces confirm all the quality standards and requirements  for Cat A fit out buildings and reveal its elective beauty in a contemporary workspace concept.

Our Company has been appointed to provide the lava stone flooring tiles for the newly refurbished 20 Old Bailey, a highly contemporary office space exceptionally designed by BuckleyGrayYeoman, the London based award-winning architecture and design firm, encharged by Blackstone for the extensive structural alterations and internal remodeling of this £300m flagship building.

Twenty Old Bailey facade, overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral, has been remodeled with stone, aluminum and glazed architectural treatments
Twenty Old Bailey facade, overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral, has been remodeled with stone, aluminum, and glazed architectural treatments

We have been delighted to partner with our local contractor, Chiltern Contracts,  for this refurbishment project of BuckleyGrayYeoman,  rated as one of the top 50 architects in the UK, and this partnership has reinforced our belief that lava stone has a strong application potential on the high-quality contemporary design projects, for both residential and commercial market.

Detail of the main entrance, where XXL lava stone tiles have been applied both for stair and pavings
Detail of the main entrance, where XXL lava stone tiles have been applied both for stair and pavings

The major refurbishment

The major refurbishment included re-configuration of core areas, extensions works and the complex replacement of services, finishes, and fittings across six floors.
Our lava stone XXL tiles, gray pure elegant natural surfaces, 100% volcanic stone tiles, are the distinctive gray note running through the floors of the 240,000 sq ft immaculate workspace.
In the above image, an impressive view of the new glazed atrium which raises the entire height of the 9-storey building, where you can appreciate the pure beauty of natural light and gray volcanic stone pavings, brought into the plan of the offices:

An impressive view of the bespoke lava stone tiles floorings over the 9-storey building
An impressive view of the bespoke lava stone tiles floorings over the 9-storey building

The lava stone flooring tiles

BuckleyGrayYeoman architects selected lava stone surfaces as a floor coating destined to a high-specification Cat A fit out office accommodation

BuckleyGrayYeoman architects selected lava stone surfaces as a floor coating destined to a high-specification Cat A fit out office accommodation.
Our natural stone surfaces,  carefully selected at the quarry through material testing and quality control, comply with slip and skid resistance criteria in both dry and wet conditions.
Ranieri Lava Stone is able to provide a fully compliant slip and skid testing service on the lava stone supplied, therefore lava stone confirms being extremely efficient for both interior and exterior pavings, which can be heavily trafficked.
As for 20 Old Bailey building: the redevelopment has introduced a new internal ‘street’ at ground level which links Old Bailey to Fleet Place, where the natural XXL lava stone tiles have been applied for the paving.

Gray natural lava stone tiles have been applied for the new rectangular atrium which extend downwards to ground floor level
Gray natural lava stone tiles have been applied to the new rectangular atrium which extends downwards to ground floor level

The natural lava stone as a core part of a wealthy contemporary working environment

Being welcomed by natural contexts facilitates shared workspaces and collaborative environments: this is part of the preciousness and beauty of our lava surfaces

Moreover,  the gray natural stone surfaces reveal aesthetic and perceptive characteristics which are precious for a contemporary workplace concept.
The modern workspace strategic priority is to bring together employees and to fully utilize the synergies, sharing a common culture and working together as one team.
The wide-ranging internal remodeling project has been fully conceived to achieve this goal.
The internal re-positioning of the space leads to the 9-storey atrium above the main entrance, where the volume of natural light entering the building and the gray softness of the lava stone flooring tiles design and promote a wealthy working environment:

The volume of natural light entering the building and the gray softness of the lava stone floorings design and promote a wealthy working environment
The volume of natural light, the pure and elegant gray softness of natural stone paving can promote a wealthy working environment

Being productive, connected, innovative:  well-being is at the basis of the contemporary workplace, and being welcomed by natural materials and contexts facilitates concentration and quiet conversation in shared workspaces and in collaborative environments.
This is part of the preciousness and beauty of our lava surfaces.

Photo credits: Dirk Lindner

ultima modifica: 2018-03-07T14:32:48+00:00 da Ranieri Lava Stone