April 27, 2017
Fit out firm Overbury has completed the interiors of a new head office and showroom for iconic British brand Fred Perry in Clerkenwell, London. The refurbishment of 27,000 sq ft in a historic Victorian warehouse supports Fred Perry’s move from its long-term address in Covent Garden to a fashionable corner of London. In 2015, the company leased two 19th century warehouse buildings on the corner of Mount Pleasant and Warner Street, opposite a former Royal Mail Sorting Office. Working with architects Buckley Gray Yeoman, Overbury delivered the fit out of seven floors, which included the installation of new floors, ceilings, walls and mechanical and electrical systems. Following a four month programme, the result is a space that reflects the brand’s British identity and brings the brand’s head office and showroom under one roof.
Within both spaces, Overbury installed specific feature lighting and directional spot lighting, as well as state-of-the-art technology and security systems. Overbury also worked with the base build contractor, Willmott Dixon, as well as Buckley Gray Yeoman, on ensuring the history of the building wasn’t diminished or lost during the works. As well as having to retain an iconic façade, the team also had the challenge of working around World War II damage plaques, located in the north stairwell.