St Barts London

At a Glance

The Development
St Barts London

Laing O’Rourke

Market Sector:
Commercial and Residential

Services Supplied:
Internal doors & ironmongery

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The Brief

Location was a big challenge for us with St Barts – lorries packed with doors are tricky to unload safely in this busy area of central London, and we had to book delivery times 48 hours in advance. We also had to overcome the removal of hoists we’d used for heavy loads, and relied on the building’s lift system. Perhaps our biggest challenge, though, was protecting the pre-finished doorsets we installed from accidental damage, a process which often involved fitting and re-fitting.

The Approach

90 St Barts is a mixed-use 12-storey building in Holborn in central London. It combines commercial use with 21 residential units (eight for sale and the remainder for affordable housing). Working with Carillion, we fitted out huge bespoke doorsets in the central core, plus skirting and architraves, and then the kitchens, skirting, doors, wardrobes and bathroom furniture in the flats.