Dashwood House is a 73-metre 19-story highrise building in London’s main financial district, the City of London. It is named after the Alderman Francis Dashwood, whose house originally occupied the site.
When originally completed in 1976, Dashwood House had 16 storeys and was 63 metres tall with a total 17,409 sq m and clad in pinkish granite.
In October 2006, planning permission was granted for a refurbishment and height extension of Dashwood House. The scheme took the building’s height to 19 storeys and 73 metres with a total floor area of 21,194 sq m. The previous top two mechanical floors were demolished and replaced with five floors of office accommodation. The building’s interior is protected from direct sunlight through the application of silk-screened dot matrix fritting to the replacement high-performance glass curtain wall.
In addition to the upper floors of this Land Securities building, architects Fletcher Priest designed the reception area and specified the Poltrona Frau Isola sofa system, Cor rugs and Tom Dixon Mirror balls to great effect, using large geometric shapes, reflective surfaces and strong blocks of orange and red, creating islands of colour in a sea of natural tones.
Isola (Poltrona Frau)
Mirror Balls (Tom Dixon)
Varient Rug (Cor)