33 Gracechurch Street

September 2012


Columbus Capital Management


33 Gracechurch Street


Refurbishment and re-positioning of reception and common parts

Our role:

Interior architectural design, lead designer

"The site presented a challenge but the consistent message throughout was the emphasis on statement, as well as a focus on clever use of surface finishes and textures. MoreySmith is passionate about designing environments that people love to work in.”

Linda Morey- Burrows, Principal Director, MoreySmith


MoreySmith created a contemporary entrance to a 19th century, historic city building. The practice injected dynamism into the space, retaining some of the existing features whilst introducing new materials and finishes. The overall effect introduces an imposing contrast of light and dark coloured surfaces and reflective finishes.

Key to the impact of the reception space is the white gold leaf panelled wall fading to lacquer panels. This reflective finish injects light into the space, which is further emphasised by an imposing six metre high etched bronze mirror wall. The reflective surfaces sets a serene tone for the space, which is overlaid with an imposing textured feature canopy with integrated LED lighting which dominates the reception area and a bespoke artwork of 1000 individual resin blocks adding colour and movement.

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