Laser House Project Completion

August 09, 2022

Laser House, London has officially reopened after major development

Laser House is a 1960’s original building formally the printing press and gin distillery. Based in London’s Clerkwell the historic building has been transformed into a new creative hub. The historical building has underwent a 15 million redevelopment transforming the building into creative office spaces maintaining the buildings façade heritage.

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Spanning across almost 88,000 sq ft with a ground floor and four upper floors the building has capacity for 850 people. The office spaces will accommodate multiple small and medium starter units. Studios benefit from natural light, high ceilings, roof terrace with views over St. Pauls Cathedral, parking, manned reception and superfast Wi-Fi.

The original building has been largely retained with small-scale demolition alongside adding an ‘infill’ building. Construction of the extensions to the existing building are fronting Goswell Road and Pear Tree Street. Architects Buckley Gray Yeoman have used sustainable options respecting the developments past and enhancing its future.

Working closely with Main Contractors Graham whom have a wealth of commercial experience, Michael Nugent Ltd are delighted to have worked on the project together.

Michael Nugent Ltd were asked to develop, design, and install the Mechanical and Electrical services suitable and with respect to an open plan, CAT A, office design within an existing heritage building. The main design objectives were to accommodate a spilt tenancy arrangement on each floor level, whilst routing exposed services through the building and achieving the selected fit-out strategy. The installation compromised of the following services:

Michael Nugent Ltd provided a complex MEP installation for the project.


Electrical Installation:

  • We installed a completely new LV distribution system throughout the building covering basement to 5th roof plant level.
  • General and emergency lighting, Dali controlled in most areas. Automatic detection utilised to unsure lighting only operated on presence detection.
  • Power and Data requirements including fibre backbone to tenant spaces. Landlord and Tenants spaced cater for.
  • Fire Alarm installation utilising an addressable system with underfloor detection and air aspiration system installed were appropriate.
  • Security and access control systems installed allowing monitoring and limitation to access throughout the building.
  • Lightning protection systems

Mechanical Installation:

  • LTHW Heating System
  • Mains Water Services
  • Boosted Cold Water Services
  • Domestic Hot water Services
  • Water Treatment System
  • Gas Installation
  • Fresh & Exhaust Air Ventilation Systems
  • Smoke Control Ventilation
  • VRF Air Conditioning
  • Under Floor Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Controls & Building Management Systems


For more information on the project, check out our Project Profile > Laser House


Mechanical Project Manager, Sean Mallon said, “Being part of the Laser House project from start to finish has been very satisfying. It is great to see the project through from it commenced until the commissioning stage and finally, completion. I have gained great new skills and knowledge by overcoming the complex installation of under floor air conditioning systems”