Leading washroom designer and manufacturer Washroom Washroom has installed stylish new washrooms and showers at International House on London’s dockside.
International House is part of the St Katherine’s dock estate next to Tower Bridge - central London's only marina. The building has been completely refurbished to offer exceptional retail and CAT A flexible office space over six floors. A stunning new entrance hall, floating hub and roof terrace have been created to make the most of its unique dockside location and its warehouse style office space with exposed brickwork and services is the perfect home for creative and tech companies.
Working closely with Collins Construction and John Robertson Architects, Washroom created the distinctive new washrooms on levels one, two, five and six as well as the new staff shower and changing area in the basement. With dark green metro tiles in a herringbone pattern with contrasting grouting, plus unique feature mirrors, pendant lighting and bespoke vanity units, the washrooms complement the heritage and industrial chic style of International House.
Washroom manufactured and installed the vanity units which comprise of a Corian worktop plus individual countertop basins all set on a custom-made black metal frame. The vanities were designed with inset waste bins and wall mounted taps to complete the sleek, clutter-free look.
Washroom’s full height Alto toilet cubicles were manufactured with a high pressure laminate finish in white, which together with its black high pressure laminate Concerto integrated duct panel system behind the WCs and urinals, creates a contemporary monochrome effect.
The cubicles also feature a unique flush front fascia which creates a smooth virtually seamless façade and provides an unrivalled design statement for areas where luxury and uncompromising style are essential.
The industrial-influenced design theme continues into the staff shower and changing areas in the basement which also feature a monochrome colour scheme. Washroom installed its Forza lockers in a range of different shapes and sizes, with the majority large enough to comfortably accommodate a suit. Manufactured in plain white solid grade laminate for durability, the lockers were finished with visible ventilation holes to tie in with the rest of the building’s interior. Washroom’s wooden bespoke legato bench units complete the changing area.
Trevor Bowers, director at Washroom Washroom said: “Washrooms are vital parts of any office building as they’re often used as a marker to judge the rest of the building by. As such clients increasingly want to ensure that washrooms reflect the interior design used throughout the rest of the building. By opting for a bespoke approach, we’re able to create a unique washroom design which does just that and International House is an excellent example of this.”