BW has completed the CAT B fit-out for Larchpoint Capital’s new home, situated in the heart of London culture hub Aldwych
The top floor of a building in London’s famous Aldwych is where you will find the new offices for Larchpoint Capital, expertly fitted out by BW: Workplace Experts. The corner ‘tower’ which can be accessed from the floor is on the famous semi-circular Aldwych street with a view across the city like no other.
This area is famous for being home to some of the most prestigious hotels, restaurants, and theatres in London, as well as being the headquarters for the High Commissions of both India and Australia. The famous semi-circular Aldwych is a crescent connected to the Strand at both ends.
BW acted as CAT B contractors on this project, performing a sensitive 7,630 sq ft fit-out across the ninth floor of this well-located building, comprised of new meeting rooms, offices, a reception, refreshment points and toilets.
Upon entering the space from the lift lobby, employees and visitors are greeted by a large walnut door inset with with copper panelling which leads you into a self-contained Family Office area.
The space is designed to improve the collaborative working ambiance. The colours, designer lights, materials, and the impressive purpose-built credenza have been carefully chosen with the aim of creating a self-sufficient space that can be used for meetings during the day and formal entertaining and dining at night.
The fit-out has been lined with wood-effect flooring throughout, giving consistency to the space with this modern, easy to maintain style.
From the entrance, if you go towards the right of the space you will find the reception, which, with its effortlessly spectacular clean lines, provides a refreshing first point of call for the office, and from there, leads you into the meeting room areas and the main office.
The reception has been designed with a modern white and purple theme, with matching tub chairs, complete with copper pendants hanging from the ceiling which add vibrancy to the space.
The kitchen area follows the purple theme closely with purple units and an island with bar stools. From the ceiling are sweet-coloured pendants which make for an exciting addition to the area.
Around the edges of the office, the space has been fitted with lilac-grey upholstery booths which are perfect for those impromptu meetings that are not so confidential, or for anyone needing a quieter space to work away from the main part of the office. For increased personal privacy, there are individual phone booths, designed to further introduce colour into the workspace.
All meeting rooms have been equipped with the necessary infrastructure to enable meetings to be conducted either face-to-face or remotely, a key feature in this ever-changing world, inclusive of room-booking, interactive screens and full audio-visual functionality.
However, these are not your run-of-the-mill meeting rooms, the Tektura wallpaper gives an elegant charm to the rooms and the purple refreshment point with a disco light brightens up the space, injecting a bit of light-heartedness into the working environment. A large terrace runs the length of the office, adding an outside entertainment and relaxation area with views across London and includes feature lighting.
Commenting on the success of the refurbishment, Larchpoint’s Project Manager, Nick Hobley said that “I was in regular contact with the on-site building management team (CBRE) who complimented BW on their professionalism and said they were the best Cat B contractors they’ve had on site.”
The Principal Team on the initiative were:
PM – Orbit Architects Ltd
Architect – Orbit Architects Ltd
Quantity Surveyor – Bigham Anderson Partnership
M&E – The Anslow Partnership