MoreySmith

Cardinal Place

July 2008

Client:

Land Securities plc

Project:

Refurbishment of 980 sq m public spaces with 8m high ceilings.

Scope:

Full interior design service from inception to completion of the reception, concourse and introduction of a café to the vast public space

Our role:

Interior design, lead designer

"MoreySmith’s understanding of the space has transformed the reception, concourse and café, creating a simply stunning and vibrant environment.”

Mike Hussey, MD of Land Securities’ London Portfolio

 

Cardinal Place is a large mixed use development in the heart of Victoria embracing office space, retail and a total of 3000 employees. MoreySmith achieved intimacy in the vast space with the injection of domestic touches and techniques which included the hanging of 4m high screens from the ceiling to break up sightlines and defining areas. The café space with stunning views over Westminster Cathedral, adds life to the space and features ‘domestic’ touches with timber benches and low linear pendant lighting.

The tall back painted glass wall adds scale to the space and provides a backdrop for the buildings' branding.We achieved intimacy in the huge space by hanging 4m-high screens, made from acrylic strands formed in organic patterns from the ceiling, breaking up sightlines and defining seating areas. Commissioned art was used to create interest at the ground floor entrance level. The result is 'Wavelength', a 7.5m-high multicoloured moving light sculpture by Rob and Nick Carter, that changes colour and speed as people approach.

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