PHILIP MOULD & COMPANY, 18 – 19 PALL MALL
Project: Refurbishment & Fit-out of Specialist Art Gallery
Client: Philip Mould & Company
Services provided: CDM Services
Contract value: Undisclosed
Philip Mould & Company are well known specialist dealers in British Art, Old Masters and antique portrait miniatures. They have a high public profile with the Gallery owner appearing regularly on television’s Fake or Fortune. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions with loans from national and international institutions. The company recently relocated its London premises from Dover Street to a gleaming new Gallery on Pall Mall.
Daniel Connal Partnership was delighted to be appointed to provide CDM Services on the Refurbishment and Fit Out of this new Gallery, under the management of Leckenby Associates.
The high specification refurbishment and fit out project lasted 10 weeks. It included substantial structural alterations to form a new stairwell and internal partitioning and features a three storey travertine wall, antique washed oak floors and eye-catching glass balustrade.
The project created a large three storied gallery space, research library, education space, media centre and portrait miniatures room over the Ground, Lower Ground and Basement floors of the 8 storey building on London’s prestigious Pall Mall.
Every project, particularly one taking place in a live environment, has its challenges and this was no different.
Access for the works was only possible via the main entrance to the building on busy Pall Mall and using a communal corridor and stairwell which also served the rest of the premises. It was essential to maintain unhindered access to the occupied upper floors of the building at all times and in order to ensure that that the occupants of neighbouring properties and businesses were inconvenienced as little as possible, an agreed schedule for noisy works was instituted.
But it was the interior space of the Gallery, designed by Edward Bulmer, and featuring a striking glass balustrade which from a Health and Safety aspect required the most consideration. Thorough investigation of the potential loading requirements for toughened glass used in this environment ensured that the product selected met all the appropriate guidelines and also that the required appearance was achieved whilst remaining safe for all users.
The plans and procedures put in place by the experienced Daniel Connal team ensured that the 10 week project was delivered successfully, safely and on schedule for our clients