The German Gymnasium in King’s Cross was constructed in 1864-65 for the German Gymnastics Society, a sporting association established in London in 1861 by Ernst Ravenstein. The building is Grade II listed.
Working with the new core structure, Milk was involved in floor connections with a new feature staircase, a secondary staircase and the lift. The structural fit-out also included steel balustrades with infill brass mesh, a high-level inclined mirror structure and three metre high bar shelving unit.
Milk structures worked closely with Ab Rogers / DA Studio from conception through design to execution to create a London home for a Russian fashion designer. Located on the busy and bustling Portobello Road this is a house that challenges the senses from top to bottom.
The playful vision and careful design, coupled with skilled fabrication created the bespoke multi coloured spiral staircase that links every floor, new glass link bridge & staircase within the courtyard and what house would be complete without a suspended slide from the bedroom to the giant sofa in the living room.
With this project complete we are now working with the same team to bring a similar feel to the client's dacha on the outskirts of Moscow.
Milk Structures were part of a multi-disciplinary team monitoring the base build and designing the high quality fit-out for the headquarters of Ogier Jersey, one of the world’s leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services.
The base build development consisted of a 6 storey office building, including ground floor, and basement level. The floor plates are set back at 5th floor level, providing external terraces to overlook both Esplanade and Seaton Place. Special structures within the fit-out include an iconic bespoke helical staircase that links the reception and client suite areas and an atrium balustrade comprising of cantilever panels in mild steel or glass.
The staircase is located at the base of the large atrium, the upper floor plate was infilled to reach out and support the staircase. It was designed with twin flat plate stringers which rise up to form a continuous balustrade line that wraps around to enclose the circular opening.
The stair structure is fabricated from 12mm thick mild steel plate and completed with black spray-painted site-applied finish. Milk Structures worked closely with Canal Engineering throughout the detailed design and fabrication process of this beautiful staircase.