Willmott Dixon Interiors has recently delivered the refurbishment of 10 Brindleyplace in Birmingham. The project combined 10 and 8 Brindleyplace into one building to create a single floor by floor open office space of 212,000 sq ft, over nine floors.
As part of the work, we carried out the Cat B fit-out of level 1, which is one of Birmingham’s largest available floorplates at over 27,000 sq ft, creating office space, kitchen area and quiet rooms along with the Cat B fit-out of the Ground Floor which includes the reception desk, break out areas, café space and event space.
The flexible workspace on Level 1 will be managed by Spacemade, which they have branded 10X and will provide private studios and co-working space for more than 500 people. The meeting rooms have been designed to have moveable sliding partitions to divide meeting space, creating flexibility. Podcast facilities are also available along with a coffee shop and roastery and a 2,000 sq ft auditorium and event space.
We worked with Associated Architects to ensure the collaboration of design and delivery achieved a high end yet sustainable result to meet the customer’s aspirations.
The concept of the design is focussed on texture, pops of colour and natural elements. A palette of earthy and warm tones was used, which was complimented by the natural timbers and planting which are a strong feature in the overall project.
Marble and Brass are used subtly throughout to bring a high-end feel with floor finishes which includes barrier matting, terrazzo tiling, porcelain tiling, carpet tiles, vinyl and floor paint.
Creating a calming atmosphere
The reception picks up on organic forms through the feature seating and soft linear lines in the reception desk design. In the Breakout space, two pill-shaped teapoint bars will feature warm tan leathers and timber elements with an injection of colour into the kitchen cabinets. Alongside carefully selected elements of soft-seating, secluded seating booths in feature alcoves, bespoke partitions and panelling, and unique table details; the space will provide a variety of different working atmospheres suitable for every tenant of the space. Textured fabrics, rugs and planting are a strong feature across the project and lighting has been used to create welcoming spaces.
Focus on wellbeing, technology and sustainability
In line with Willmott Dixon’s 2030 ‘Now or Never’ sustainability strategy, the project has a strong emphasis on wellbeing, technology and sustainability. The completed building has achieved BREEAM Excellent, Wiredscore Platinum and is Birmingham’s first office building to receive Fitwel accreditation, a standard that measures occupant health and wellbeing.
In addition, smart building technologies has been deployed by Smart Spaces to provide real-time energy monitoring and enhance user experience, for building access and organising events. This will allow the building occupiers to have the ability to control the lighting and temperature within a specialised 10 Brindleyplace app which has been developed.
PIR lighting has also been used throughout which allows significant savings on energy bills.
Find out more about the project here.