MEP works have begun for the refurbishment and restoration of 1911 former Kodak HQ

The Grade II listed seven-storey building was built in 1911 as the former European Head Quarters for photography experts Kodak company. The historic building is situated on Kingsway in the city centre of London.

Kodak House compromises of 7,360 sq. m from the ground to the seventh floor. The historic building will undertake a £16 million extensive internal and external refurbishment and restoration. The works will transform the listed building into an open plan CAT A office space with communal amenity and maintaining the fascinating historic features.

The existing façade is being restored maintaining the heritage of the Grade II listed building. While the development will include multiple enhancements to the existing building, the refurbishment will include an open plan CAT A office space with a communal roof terrace, new commuter facilities and enlarged reception. The building has been re-modelled over the years, although this is the first time in over a century it will undertake a transformation.

The building is designed to achieve sustainability benchmarks with WELL Gold, BREEAM Excellent. Working alongside highly accreditable Main Contractors Gilbert Ash, our team of experts are providing MEP services across the seven storeys.

(Barr Gazetas Artist Impressions of Kodak House)

Our MEP services include but not limited too;


  • Air Conditioning Installation
  • Ventilation installation
  • Complete Public Health Installation
  • Dry Riser Installation
  • Building Management System Installation


  • Supply and Installation of all Electrical Switchgear
  • Submains Cabling
  • Rising Busbar
  • Lighting
  • Lighting Controls
  • Small Power
  • Fire Alarm
  • Door Access
  • CCTV
  • Lightning Protection

Contracts Director, Brendan Gildernew said, ‘Kodak House is an exciting project to be part of. Our team have worked on multiple listed buildings which is always an interesting project with the history of the building itself. Gilbert-Ash are experts in their field and our team always work tremendously together’.