Like with the previous Orchards of London sites, design guidelines had to be followed and the user experience should be flawless and welcoming. Due to the size and location of the site it was also the flagship office of this award winning estate agency which had to look breath-taking.
The site was previously a bank which was left empty for a long time and has in turn become derelict. The first part of the project was to transform the lower ground floor into a space that would be home to the Head Office.
The 45 degree angled shop front was ‘wrapped’ with glass from floor to ceiling and the ground floor was segmented so show off certain characteristics. Part of the charm remaining is the buildings large steel beam sitting in the sealing which was left exposed.
Excavation works for the lower ground resulted in a super space which would work for the different head office functions.
The colour scheme was a fusion of the traditional look set out in the design guidelines but the space marketing would be placed in was painted in Duck Egg blue and feature walls throughout the building consist of brick slips which bring the external of the building in but also showcase the segmented areas within the space.
The conference table was jointing designed by Creative Edge and the room had to serve as a board room, conference and training room. The table top and base can be take apart with ease and the room transform from one theme to another.
All the offices at Orchards of London have the same design base line yet each have their own unique identity and theme.
The flagship office in Shepherd’s Bush at night lights up, the main spotlights are turned off and the pendants cast a contemporary shadow on the ceiling and the recessed picture frames are light up with LED lighting.