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Waterloo breathes new life into London’s iconic Herbal House

Originally the print headquarters for The Daily Mirror, and later an artist's studio famously used as the backdrop for photoshoots featuring the Rolling Stones, London's Herbal House has now become the UK office for online greeting card company, Moonpig – with air terminal devices from Waterloo Air Products being fitted as part of the four-storey office refurbishment.

Inside Herbal House.

In a celebration of its industrial past, the red brick 1920s warehouse has been sensitively re-designed and refitted with one aim in mind – to preserve the iconic building, maintaining the original materials and features.

Nick Beal, technical sales agent for Waterloo Air Products, said: “I feel really proud to have been part of this refurbishment. It is such an impressive building and it was great to watch it take shape.

“We used swirl diffusers in a mill finish from Waterloo for the main part of the project, which celebrated the industrial heritage of the building. In an open plan office, it’s vital for good air circulation. Waterloo’s swirl diffusers are designed to produce radial air patterns to nearly two meters and offer excellent air mixing.

“To keep in line with the interior styling, airline linear grilles were supplied in white aluminium. They look impressive as they can be installed in long continuous runs and offer a horizontal projection of air.

 “Cleverly, the building was really opened up and stripped back to the original materials in a bid to maintain the unique character of the building. The brickwork was exposed, and it created an inviting, airy and spacious working office. From start to finish, it was an exciting project to watch develop and be involved with.”

Ben Connelly, contracts manager at Conditioned Environment Mechanical Services, added: “Herbal House was such an amazing job to be involved with. It was exciting to be part of providing such an iconic building with a new lease of life.

“Initially, we planned for all the work to be completed in four months, but we actually did it in three. As always, the team at Waterloo were a pleasure to work with.”


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