Leading commercial washroom designer and manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has created an iconic new cycle centre for a central London office.
214 Grays Inn Road comprises 45,500 square feet of mainly car parking space as well as back up accommodation for 200 Grays Inn Road, both of which were acquired by The Great Ropemaker Partnership (GRP) in 2011 and have since undergone a period of extensive refurbishment led by architects IMA.
Washroom Washroom, having installed new washrooms on floors four and six of 200 Grays Inn Road previously, was approached to create the new bespoke cycle centre at number 214, designed to cater for tenants at 200 Grays Inn Road.
The innovative modular cycle centre was designed by IMA and in addition to bicycle parking, it provides separate male and female showers and changing rooms. The digitally printed bicycle x-ray style artwork at the entrance to the centre was an original, specially commissioned, piece of art by renowned artist, Nick Veasey.
Washroom worked closely with interior design and fit-out company Elev8 Interiors Ltd to create the new cycle centre. The company’s Forza lockers, which were manufactured from 12mm solid laminate with aluminum bodies for exceptional strength, were installed and come complete with digital code access locks.
The cycle centre also features Washroom’s highly engineered Marcato toilet and shower cubicles, fitted with high-quality stainless steel locks and coat hooks. Its flush fronted design and rebated finish ensures division panels and doors meet edge to edge for maximum privacy while the waterproof properties of solid grade laminate make it an ideal choice for toilet, shower or changing cubicles.
The bespoke Corian trough vanities, with their seamless, natural, stone-like appearance, provide a luxurious, highly durable finish to complete the look.
Trevor Bowers, director at Washroom Washroom said: “There’s been a huge increase in demand for staff shower and changing areas in recent years and this is something which has fast become a core part of our commercial offering. This project highlights our ability to deliver more than washrooms!”