Press Release:
Piano Company overhaul strikes a chord with Camden planners

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Coffey Architects have gained planning permission for an office refurbishment and rooftop extension with spectacular views over London in Kentish Town. The considerate design has won over planners in a sensitive area where other applications have been rejected.

The existing four-storey Imperial Organ and Piano Company factory will incorporate a new main route through the building, making it fully accessible. Original historic features such as steel sliding doors, cast iron columns and exposed timber ceilings will be retained and complimented by interventions required for a modern office environment

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External view of roof extension to Imperial Organ and Piano Company factory by Coffey Architects

Large double-glazed windows, a new lighting system and external breakout spaces will provide enviable 21st century office workspaces. The cosy media feel of the existing floors are enhanced by the expansive lightweight roof extension; both are brought together through proportion and a carefully considered colour palette.

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Office view of refurbishment by Coffey Architects

Project director Lee Marsden said: ‘The scheme is simple and elegant and celebrates the best of the past alongside high-quality contemporary design. It’s been fantastic working with Newmark Properties who see the value in this sensitive approach.’

The refurbishment has already started on site and the entire project is expected to complete in January 2016.


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