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42-46 Princelet Street refurbishment by Piercy & Co

Fora entrance and work area. Designed by Piercy & Co, Photo by ©Jack Hobhouse 

Client
 Fora

Architects
Piercy & Co

Location
Shoreditch, London

Materials Used
Bespoke handmade terrazzo
Grigio Chiaro

Architectural studio Piercy & Co substantially refurbishes and extends 42-46 Princelet Street building at Brick Lane in Shoreditch. In Opera Group worked closely with the studio to create bespoke terrazzo furniture cladding, flooring and pre-cast terrazzo staircases for the reception area, bringing timeless Italian quality into contemporary British architecture.

Originally two separate buildings, 42-46 Princelet Street is merged into one spacious and light-filled co-working space. 

The sense of connection and collaboration is incorporated into every detail of the building. Its industrial statement made by cast-iron columns and brick walls are now combined with warm tones of fabric upholstery and timber for furniture and floors. A new winding stair within the atrium provides a dynamic central space, enhancing natural light, creating connections and interactivity between floors.

The entrance is remodelled internally to carve out a double-height reception space. Terrazzo is chosen for its durability and style.  The seats with clean curved lines and table tops are made with hand-made terrazzo featuring large marble chippings. The same pattern continues into the adjacent walls and stairs, unifying and visually expanding the area. A playful combination of dark and light shade and blocked shapes for the floor and stair steps were achieved by tiles of various sizes, tailored to the design. 

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