No.1 Clink Street is a mixed-use building situated in one of the oldest parts of London and just moments away from the iconic Borough Market.
Once London’s “entertainment” district this area was known for its public theatres, cobbled streets and as the historic location of the notorious Clink Prison, giving rise to the slang phrase ‘in the clink’.
In the 18th century during the industrial revolution, the nature of the area evolved and became synonymous with docks, warehouses and wharfs.
The area has continued to evolve and now offers one of the most vibrant and charming locations London has to offer.
Led by the team at SPPARC, a prominent London based architectural firm, No.1 Clink Street underwent a stunning refurbishment and extension, which facilitated the creation of several open-plan offices and new residential apartments. Solus Ceramics were delighted to supply a range of tiling solutions to the project in both the contemporary loft style living spaces and the renovated warehouse offices.
The reception area features a distinctive industrial aesthetic
Brick effect tiles from the aptly named Brickwork range were used throughout the residential and commercial areas of the project on many external-facing walls. Selected in a chic white shade, the tiles were chosen as they closely resembled the existing exposed brickwork inherited from the original architecture.
With its modern industrial design, concrete plays an important role in the aesthetic of No.1 Clink Street. Whilst the architects initially explored the use of authentic concrete slab tiles, Solus Ceramics led the design team to consider the Horizon range.
These beautiful, concrete effect tiles feature a dynamic array of cement-like textures and tones, accurately conveying the sense of concrete, but in the thin and durable form of porcelain.
The designers required a variety of bespoke cut tiles for the bathrooms
Seen in the residential bathrooms, the office WCs and in the chic industrial reception area, the designers used an array of large format pieces, bespoke cut sizes and different finishes.
Finally, tiles from the influential Illustrate range were applied in the reception stairway and select residential dwellings, including a spectacular glazed garden room overlooking the majestic River Thames.