Peek House represented a real space-planning challenge to us. The existing toilet area was cramped and dark and the brief was for a simple and clean refresh.
Peek house was constructed in the 1880s after the entire south side of Eastcheap was demolished in 1882 to allow the Metropolitan Line to be excavated. In 1883 the firm of Peek Bros, Tea and Coffee Importers, built a brand new office at No 20 with a circular corner tower. The building still stands today and has been home to hundreds of companies over the course of its long history.
Reconfiguring space in an old building such as Peek House is always fraught with challenges, and we were bound to encounter issues with old pipework etc.
The new toilet blocks are a massive departure from the old one and now look clean, fresh and modern.