David Mellor Offices and Showroom
This building was commissioned by David Mellor - the famous contemporary cutlery designer - as his London showroom and headquarters. It is a three bay composition, with a vertical core placed on the southern side. The ground floor features a showroom, with a split-level floor to accommodate the change in level between Shad Thames and the quay side of Saint Saviour's dock at the rear. The upper floors are offices, and on the roof is a dual height penthouse with front and rear fašades set back to form roof-top terraces. The designers were aiming to replicate the honesty of the neighbouring brick warehouses. The frame is visual quality concrete, left exposed, infilled front and rear with sliding glass patio door type units. The flank walls are infilled with lead covered panels, and the core is clad with flanged steel plates. After some years, David Mellor moved to other premises and Conran & Partners took the building over.