The penthouse office is accessed via a fire stair clad in a five storey curved wall of glazed bricks. The inner face of these bricks was clad with a vinyl graphic which told the company's history as a visitor ascended the stair. When viewed externally, particularly at night, the light passing through the vinyl displayed a large pixelated graphic the full height of the building, highlighting the existence of the company in this otherwise well hidden site.
A new timber clad box containing the reception desk, kitchen facilities and WC's was formed within the space, carefully positioned to define a reception area, and controlling the movement and sightlines of guests and staff, dividing the public and private parts of the building. A meeting area and directors office were created with floor to ceiling glazed partitions and motorized opaque curtains providing visual privacy as required. Work, relaxation, recreation and creative areas were loosely formed within the space using a highly flexible bench desking system, while new decks were formed to balconies overlooking the lanes to the front and rear.
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