We’ve just started working on site with square metre on a refurbishment project known as ‘Project Pickle’ for level 12 of the iconic Gherkin building in central London.
Our director, Ben Langham, who is managing the project, explains how we’ve been working with square metre and the architectural team from work.place.create. on the bespoke design for this iconic location.
When delivering a unique interior fit-out like this, the material specification is always a vital stage in the process. We know that it’s important to explore different finishes including textures and colours to make sure that the design will suit the individuality of the scheme and this project was no exception.
Before the design was finalised, I collated a range of potential samples together on a mood board to demonstrate different finishes and colour options for the various elements of the work.place.create. design. The mood board brought together Formica and Fenix laminates, Camira fabrics, back-painted glass, and veneered panels, which were designed to match the new flooring.
Presenting the range of materials in this format gave the architectural team something tangible to see, making it a great way to look at the different options separately while also seeing how they would interact with each other in the completed interior scheme.
As part of Project Pickle, we’ll be installing bespoke credenza AV wall units, teapoints and a mix of booth and banquet seating, which will be manufactured using a range of fabrics from Camira. We’re also working with our in-house washroom division, Washroom Washroom to deliver new washroom areas.
The new reception area has been designed to create impact and consists of a bespoke reception desk with a feature slatted screen and ceiling and, together with the bespoke slatted screens around the central core, it will form the main focal point of the newly redesigned floor.