Fred Perry HQ at Mount Pleasant

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Fred Perry HQ at Mount Pleasant

New Commercial Development, England, UK – design by Buckley Gray Yeoman

29 Mar 2017

Fred Perry HQ at Mount Pleasant

Architect: Buckley Gray Yeoman

Location: Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London, UK

BuckleyGrayYeoman completes Fred Perry HQ at Mount Pleasant

Fred Perry HQ

New headquarters in Clerkenwell designed by BuckleyGrayYeoman unites all of Fred Perry’s back-of-house functions on to one site to create a new space for clients and friends to experience the Fred Perry Brand.

Fred Perry HQ

BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed a new headquarters building for Fred Perry, the iconic sportswear and street fashion brand founded by Wimbledon triple-champion Perry in 1952.

Fred Perry HQ

The 17,500 sq ft HQ will provide impressive surroundings for clients and buyers by bringing together a suite of showrooms, meeting rooms, an archive, gallery and event space which reflects the brands’ philosophy.

Fred Perry HQ

The showrooms have been designed to allow Fred Perry’s new home to be as flexible as possible. Bespoke furniture allows the brand the opportunity to reinterpret the layout to suit the display of different collections, as well as to host one-off events.

Fred Perry HQ

Paul White, Director of BuckleyGrayYeoman said:
“The success of this building is the culmination of more than 8 years of work with Fred Perry, which has enabled us to build a relationship and together create a coherent and nuanced approach to spatial design. Mount Pleasant is Fred Perry’s headquarters providing the perfect environment for clients, collaborators, customers and friends to come together in a space that communicates the Fred Perry brand at every turn. It’s recognisably Fred Perry; a quietly confident, timeless one-off.”

Fred Perry HQ

BuckleyGrayYeoman was appointed to refurbish the buildings at 29-39 Mount Pleasant by the Low Carbon Trust and Stanhope in 2013, completing designs for the refurbishment of the Victorian factory buildings and securing planning consent in 2014. Fred Perry came to the project in 2015 and BuckleyGrayYeoman worked with both clients to fit the scheme to Fred Perry’s requirements.

Fred Perry HQ

The building houses five storeys of offices with an informal staff dining and reception space on the sixth, complete with a rooftop terrace looking out over Mount Pleasant toward St Pancras station.

Fred Perry HQ

An archive space displays Fred Perry’s collection of statement pieces from the company’s own production, as well as historic garments, accessories and footwear, collected to provide inspiration to the design team. Archive items will be displayed in the on-site gallery space, with a rolling program of exhibitions planned.

Fred Perry’s spirit of originality is present throughout the building, expressed through a palette of unpainted timber joinery, exposed brick and steelwork, raw concrete and black-lacquered steel panels.

Fred Perry HQ

BuckleyGrayYeoman’s approach celebrates the long history of the existing building by exposing original features and modifications, leaving the layers of occupation visible and working them into the unique character of the space created for Fred Perry.

Fred Perry HQ

Fred Perry HQ

The reception area was designed to express the renowned Fred Perry style. Along the back wall of the space, a feature wall with a supersized laurel wreath logo formed from sections of rolled steel overlooks the meet-and-greet spot.

Fred Perry HQ

A low-rise concrete desk runs the length of one wall and a restored vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, filled with vinyl 45s selected to reflect Fred Perry’s musical heritage, has been connected to the sound system.

Fred Perry HQ

Fred Perry Mount Pleasant is the latest addition in a long-running collaboration between BuckleyGrayYeoman and Fred Perry, which began with the creation of an eye-catching sculptural front of house area at the clothing brand’s former offices in Covent Garden.

Fred Perry HQ

BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed Fred Perry Stores across the UK, Europe and the Far East, including the 9 Henrietta Street Store in Covent Garden, London, and the Central Embassy store in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Each Fred Perry store has been used to progressively develop the retail brand within a consistent visual approach, through the use of bespoke finishes and artworks that add an authentic, individual character to each location.

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Fred Perry HQ at Mount Pleasant – Building Information

Client: Fred Perry
Architect: BuckleyGrayYeoman
Quantity surveyor: WT Partnership
Services Engineer: Norman Disney&Young
Cost Consultant & CDM: WT Partnership
Building Control: MLM
Main contractor: Overbury PLC
Joinery: Adams Joinery
Completion date: August 2016

Fred Perry HQ

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