The Home Office

Contractor: Bouygues
Client: Terry Farrell & Partners
Type of works: Supply and fit 2,500 internal doorsets including ironmongery, glazed timber screens and skirting

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police and a new offices were built in Marsham Street to house The Home Office’s 3,500 staff in 2005. Ahmarra were proud to be part of the fit out team for this landmark new development.

Designed by Terry Farrell, the new building was financed through the Private Finance Initiative model with French construction firm Bouygues as contractor. It was completed within 34 months with a whole project cost of £311 million.

It consists of three buildings linked by multi-storey glazed bridges. Each building has an atrium, and these are connected across the back by a long, internal “street”. The remaining space consists of three residential blocks, nine shops and pocket parks with the aim of fostering a new community.

Since its completion, 2 Marsham Street has been well received by the architectural community winning an RIBA Award for Architecture, a Leading European Architects Forum and MIPIM 2006 Awards.

Ahmarra won the £900,000 contract to manufacture and install 2,500 interior doorsets including ironmongery and glazed timber screens and skirting in FSC certified American Red Oak Veneer for this project.

Richard Panrucker from Ahmarra Installations said “We were pleased to work with Bouygues on this hugely successful project, which was delivered on time and on budget.”

The Home Office