This project involved the interior fit-out of an office building, that was originally built as a fire station, for use as the headquarters of a global charitable foundation. The rear of the existing building was stripped back to it’s structure, which exposed some lovely brickwork and Victorian ironwork.

Our brief was to create a series of flexible spaces that would encourage interaction between visitors and employees and amongst employees. The organisation places a strong emphasis on the importance of informal meetings (or formal meetings in an informal context). Two large meeting rooms are available for internal use or for outside groups. These can be fully contained or opened up to the main gallery space for larger functions. Careful exposure of the existing building fabric provides a sense of history and continuity and brings warmth and detail to the interior. The palette of materials has been stripped back to the absolute minimum thus reinforcing the sense of calm.

Planning permission has been secured for a further phase of works, comprising of a new rooftop extension and reconstruction of an infill building to the side of the property.