Southwark Fire Station has been the home of local heroes in London for over a century. The former fire and rescue facility is a phenomenal Grade II listed building steeped in a rich history that dates back to 1777 when the station was originally built. This distinctive heritage building boasts striking Gothic Revival style architecture, featuring decorative relieving arches and rubbed terracotta brickwork which has an important story to tell.
The fire station was the first headquarters and training hub of the London Fire Brigade. In the 1870s, this iconic station’s architecture set the benchmark for how other London-based fire stations would be built, paving the way to a safer more efficient community.
It is this distinguished part of the building’s heritage that makes the new Brigade Court development so unique. As this building remains one of the very few of its kind, there was a strong obligation to preserve the buildings heritage façade in addition to creating an exceptional residential complex.
Transforming an Incredible Heritage Landmark in London
Wandsworth Electrical are delighted to have been selected to enhance the interiors of this outstanding heritage project in London. The £85million redevelopment of Southwark Fire Station, now branded Brigade Court, demanded a complete overhaul and refurbishment of its headquarters, museum and renowned training facility.
Combining the expertise of Ardmore, Goldman Sachs International and Urbanwise Developments, the project will include a 10-storey residential complex that will be home to 199 brand new apartments and offer innovative commercial space to enrich its London-based community.
The 10,700 square meter Haberdashers’ Aske’s Borough Academy opened in late 2020 as part of this significant community scheme. A 25,600 square feet sports centre will also feature within the complex, with a multi-use games area and outdoor artificial pitch that will be accessible to both school pupils and the local community.
The Exclusive Infinity Collection
Utilising over a century of expertise in manufacturing and hand-crafting design excellence, Wandsworth Electrical will help transform the interior design of this incredible development with our remarkable Infinity collection.
For the renovation of this magnificent building, light switches and sockets were required which matched the distinct elegance of the interior. Ardmore reached out to with Wandsworth Electrical with confidence to discuss a solution which would meet their needs of outstanding style whilst delivering durability and superior performance.
Our premium Infinity electrical accessories offered the perfect fit for this prestigious, historical landmark and added a stunning contemporary contrast to the building’s heritage exterior. The sleek, screwless switch plates and sockets of this exclusive collection will uplift the interior of the phenomenal former fire station with a dose of unbridled elegance.
Our Distinctive Burnished Brass Finish
Reflecting the grandeur of the building’s exterior, our timeless and effortlessly beautiful Burnished Brass finish was selected to deliver the very best of modern design and utility. Much like the former Southwark Fire Station, the Burnished Brass finish sets the standard for future design excellence, uplifting rooms with a warm ambience and luxurious texture.
This incredible scheme will offer extraordinary living spaces and a lively central hub located in this iconic corner of London, in addition to the secondary school which opened in 2020. The project is due to reach completion by Spring 2021 and will help the local community thrive.
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