Centre Point was one of the UK’s first skyscrapers, and has been an icon of the London skyline for half a century. In 2015, development firm Almacantar began a £350 million regeneration project turning the building into a mixed-use venue with 82 luxury apartments.
Conran and Partners was appointed to deliver the vision of a hi-spec modern residence, while respecting the building’s iconic heritage and design. Allgood managed the specification, development and delivery of the near £1 million ironmongery and hardware requirements, which included many bespoke elements and high-specification finishes. The five-year programme is among the largest ironmongery projects in the UK.
Every element of the project’s ironmongery, including handles for the main entrance and interior doors, escutcheons, thumb turns and releases, wardrobe pulls and shower door handles, was individually designed to complete a coherent and original aesthetic. It took over six months and £20k worth of investment in modelling, 3D prototypes and safety checks to ensure the products were of the absolute highest quality and met the rigorous safety standards required.
GAI judges commented:
A huge amount of attention to detail was paid in this entry. It was a beautiful project with lots of thought and effort put in to the design, testing, specification and supply of all the ironmongery, right down to the bespoke shower door handles, door stops and cupboard handles. There was an excellent match of ironmongery to the shape of other materials throughout the building, even in to the core of the building. A very worthy winner.