Invesco worked with Oktra to design and deliver the reception at 34 Lime Street, a building housing multiple tenants and a coworking facility in the centre of London. Following recent work to all the floors and some new occupants, the common areas needed to be brought to the same standard as the rest of the building. This refurbishment included the main reception area as well as the balustrade and floor finished in the stairwell.
Our design team completed the Cat A communal parts refurbishment as well as external alterations at 34 Lime Street, aligning the building with the surrounding area while giving it a modern identity all its own. We worked carefully amongst listed buildings to forge a design scheme that fused modern and traditional elements. This was an in-situ project, meaning reception had to remain fully-functional while we completed the refurbishment, so our teams phased the works to minimise disruption.
We provided a turnkey service for Invesco, managing the project from planning to fit out. The result is a modern solution that turns underutilised communal areas into a unique and active reception environment, complete with a digital screen providing visitors with information on the surrounding area. The design is understated and forward-thinking, pairing smooth concrete modular panels with warm-toned porcelain tiles cut to mimic the paving outside. Rather than a standard ceiling, we used a fabric soft cell acoustic solution to quiet the hard space.