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Mailboxes deliver style at prestigious Kings Cross development


The UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke mail and parcel solutions has provided its services to one of London’s most admired residential developments, adding to the company’s extensive portfolio of high-end projects in the capital.

The Safety Letterbox Company – based in Neath, South Wales – was enlisted by specialist joinery and fit-out contractor Houston Cox Central to provide custom-made mailboxes at the Gasholders London development, located next to the Regent’s Canal in the heart of Kings Cross.

The Gasholders London comprises of 145 apartments and penthouses within refurbished interlocking, Grade II listed gasholder triplets. The development is noted for its combination of Victorian and 21st-century innovation to establish a highly sought-after luxury residence in London.

Wilkinson Eyre Architects approached The Safety Letterbox Company to create a curved bank of mailboxes for the development’s ground floor reception area. The specification outlined a particular emphasis on the hinge and finish of the products, while providing a contemporary design and functional mail delivery solution.

The bespoke brass mailboxes were meticulously created and developed by The Safety Letterbox Company’s innovative team, working closely with Houston Cox Central to ensure the clients brief was met successfully. The mailboxes were fully aligned with full height panels, following the curved atrium wall. The unique design of the brass mailbox doors with robust solid continuous brass hinges, allowed the finished products to fit perfectly within the iconic development.

Alison Orrells, managing director of The Safety Letterbox Company, said:

“The Gasholders London project further reinforces our ability to produce a solution for any site profile and vision. It allows us to think outside the box, and continually pushes the boundary in mail delivery aesthetics. We are delighted to work with architects, designers and developers worldwide to produce fantastically impactful, functional and beautiful solutions, and are proud to see the final result of our products in this prestigious development.”

Nicholas Howland, senior contracts manager for Houston Cox Central, added:

“It is essential to work with the right people, especially on a design and build project such as The Triplets, which pushed the boundaries for innovative design solutions. Coupled with Houston Cox Central’s expertise, we work closely with carefully chosen suppliers, such as The Safety Letterbox Company, who can rise to the challenge to deliver an excellent service within the required time frame.”

The Gasholders London contract adds to a series of high-end projects across the capital completed by The Safety Letterbox Company. These include Paddington Exchange, London; Fitzroy Place, London; Avant-Garde, Shoreditch, London; The Plimsoll Building, Kings Cross, London; and The Court House, London. The company also has a strong presence internationally, having completed projects for the KOI Tower, Nuevo León, Mexico; RasGas, Qatar; and the Burj Khalifa, Dubai – the tallest building in the world.

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