Voysey House

W4 4PN
20,000 sqft
39 weeks

Ambit has delivered the refurbishment of Grade II* Listed former Sanderson wallpaper factory, Voysey House, for client Dorrington.

We have refurbished and delivered Voysey House, a Grade II* Listed building, harmoniously blending its historical character with modern functionality. Originally designed by C.F.A. Voysey as a Sanderson wallpaper factory extension, the project prioritised sustainability in the modern world.

We transformed the space, removing structurally loaded walls, installing industrial beams, and adding a new elevator riser. Solar panels were installed to power the building, while the original facade's white-glazed bricks were restored and made water-resistant. Internal updates included refurbished flooring, new lower-floor black steel windows, and expanded office spaces.

Due to heritage restrictions, a unique sign-off process with approvals was needed to remove and restore features. We cultivated a transparent relationship with the Hounslow Council Conservation Team, providing detailed plans and samples to secure support and preserve heritage elements.

Sustainability was a focus, with energy monitoring software installed and a high 41/45 score from the Considerate Construction Scheme was achieved. A Casambi lighting system improved energy efficiency, while the original timber flooring was refurbished, reducing carbon emissions and prevented an estimated 7kgCO2/m2 of carbon emissions that would have been associated with new materials. The result is a CAT A finish with functional WCs, showers, and bike storage, successfully uniting heritage preservation and innovative design.

To learn more about Ambit's work at Voysey House, read the full article here.

“A modern and sustainable workplace that pays homage to Voysey's original design”

Voysey House features in Dezeen, read the article here.