Project Information

Client: Christie's
Duration: 50 weeks
Location

Christie's Phase 1 - 3

Christie’s is a British auction house founded in 1766 and has conducted the greatest and most celebrated auctions through the centuries providing a popular showcase for the unique and the beautiful. It’s main premises are on King Street and St James’s in London along with various auctions held in and around West London.
Since 2013, we have successfully carried out works to provide Christie’s Auction House a refreshed Collections Area and several galleries. The quality of our work has proven to be exceptional which is why we continue to carry out Special Works for Christie’s over the years.

Phase 1

Reception/Collections Area
As part of a framework for Christie’s King Street we completed works known as Phase I in January 2016 which has improved the Payments and Client Registration Area through re-modelling the existing reception and gallery space into a new high finished cashiers and “meet and greet” lobby. The reception now has specialist lighting, new cashier counters, meeting rooms, and display lobby including wall, ceiling and floor finishes. All of the works were undertaken while the surrounding galleries remained are in occupation.

Phase 2
A temporary gallery was created in time to celebrate Christie’s 250th Anniversary Exhibition, ‘Defining British Art’ in June 2016. The project included; new feature lighting, air handling units, timber flooring, ceilings and partitions.

Phase 3
Brand new galleries were formed in place of the temporary gallery. Phase 3 of the works included strip out, heavy demolition and fit out.

Key features;

  • New structural openings;
  • Heavy demolition;
  • Design of temporary works;
  • New raised access floors to private viewing gallery;
  • New timber flooring throughout;
  • New Mechanical and Electrical works to all galleries including underfloor heating and feature lighting;
  • Supply and installation of new shop fronts;
  • Supply and Installation of new security rated front door;
  • New London Wall sliding wall system.

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