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Stationer’s Hall, London

  • Client:

    The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

  • Architect:

     Peregrine Bryant 

  • Value:

    £7.5m

  • Our Role:

    M&E & Building Physics


This 17th century building is Grade I listed and underwent a phased refurbishment in order to provide modern-day facilities and provide better public access.

The first phase of the project included a new archive store for a valuable collection of manuscripts which needed careful conservation, the normal design solution for archive stores is to use an energy-intensive air conditioning system to heat and cool the air and to control humidity levels. We developed a low energy solution which uses a highly-insulated thermally massive store in the basement of the building which is sealed to allow very little air infiltration.

This drastically reduces the energy demand from the HVAC system and provides a high quality archive store with excellent environmental conditions with very low carbon emissions and running costs.

Phase 2 included a full refurbishment and reconfiguration of the building to create a new private dining area, catering kitchen, offices and a library.

Carbon emissions associated with the heating of the buildings have been cut by up to 80% thanks the installation of an air source heat pump system, which can also provide cooling in the summer. Various passive measures to address heat loss or gain have also been added.

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