Friday, 12 September 2014

Skelly & Couch celebrates seven successful years

A Farmiloe Building illustration

Skelly & Couch, the award-winning building environment and services engineering firm, is welcoming 250 architect clients and other close associates at the iconic Farmiloe Building on Thursday 18 September to celebrate its seventh birthday.

Formed originally as an LLP in 2007, Skelly & Couch became a limited company in April this year. The innovative, design-led practice, based in London’s Kentish Town and run by Directors Mark Skelly, Tristan Couch and Mark Maidment, has grown steadily over the past seven years through mainly repeat business - and has tripled its staff team to 30. All its engineers are trained in every aspect of building environment design and produce their own drawings and energy models with the latest 3D BIM software, allowing the firm to give its clients an integrated, informed and well-rounded service.

Working in partnership with the renowned  international architectural practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Skelly & Couch has recently started work on a conservation and refurbishment project at the Grade II-listed Farmiloe Building, once home to lead and glass merchants George Farmiloe & Sons. Built in 1868 as an exemplar of the finest Victorian architecture, the 40,000 sq ft Clerkenwell warehouse site is presently a valued film, fashion and TV location, which will be transformed into a commercial office development with retail space, while the character of its decorative interiors will be retained.

Skelly & Couch will be applying its specialist knowledge and best-practice conservation techniques to incorporate a number of energy-saving measures, including exposed thermal mass in a new-build extension with cast-in air ducts feeding perimeter fan coil units for passive heating and cooling. Imaginative use of space to extend the stunning existing atrium into the new extension will bring light deep into the building. The project has a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Excellent’.

In May, Skelly & Couch won the prestigious 2014 Association for Consultancy and Engineering Project Design Excellence Award (companies with up to 250 employees) for its mechanical, electrical and environmental design work at the ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell, the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and the refurbished Mansel Court office building in Wimbledon.

Skelly & Couch projects won two 2014 RIBA National Awards this year: ORTUS learning and events centre in Camberwell (Duggan Morris Architects) and Drapers' Academy, Romford (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios). RIBA London Awards were given to the Arts Centre at the Lady Eleanor Holles School in Middlesex (Walters & Cohen Architects) and Oily Cart Children's Theatre in Tooting (Hawkins\Brown).

Skelly & Couch has achieved both ISO 9001 accreditation and ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

For enquiries, comment or images, please contact:

Anna Barlow, Head of PR and Marketing, Skelly & Couch

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