6 St James’s Square, London SW1
A project with Nick Bell Design
Interior architecture by HASSELL
Grade II* Listed Buidling
Fit-out managed by ISG and GVA
Specialist fabrication by Standard8
Signage fabrication by John Anthony Signs
Graphic production by BAF Graphics
Photography by Jim Stephenson, David Sudlow
Between 2014 and 2015 we worked with Nick Bell Design and HASSELL architects to design the London headquarters of one of the world’s best known mining and resources companies. We were responsible for interior architectural graphics, wayfinding and signage, working to a brief that sought to create a workplace environment that was based as much on hospitality and residential design as corporate office deisgn. The Grade II* listed building provides Grade A office space of 9,000sqm over eight floors.
We worked with the client to devise and develop editorial and design principles, which then informed the approach to interior graphics. Feature walls and special installations use bespoke illustrations to represent the technological breakthroughs the company has pioneered throughout its history. Graphic patterns were designed as abstracted digital animations, which were then converted into feature artworks printing directly to high quality materials including polished copper, hot-rolled black steel and plywood. The reception area involved acid etching to cast concrete. Signage on each level was embedded into the walls, using a bespoke clip system to enable future changes. The project as a whole was named Large Commercial Interior Project of the year at the UK’s Mixology Awards in 2015.