The Heals Building
MoreySmith has recently transformed 7,000sqft of the 4th & 5th floors in the Grade II* listed Heal’s Building located on Tottenham Court Road into the official headquarters for property investment firm, Castleforge.
The space has been redesigned with hybrid working in mind, including agile desking, a co-working space and varied seating areas for employees to “plug in and play.
Biophilic elements and employee wellbeing has been prioritised throughout. The front of house space is flooded with natural light and on the fourth floor, a cantilevered glass box, suspended over the four-storey atrium, has been transformed into a greenhouse that will serve as an indoor garden for break-out meetings.
Soft wall styling and timber features have been introduced to add further warmth to the workspace, evoking a front of house space where hospitality meets co-work lounge. An entertainment space has also been installed for Castleforge to host events and a library zone will create space for quiet and focused working.
“We have been working with MoreySmith on a number of Clockwise projects across the UK and have continually been impressed by the practice’s ability to repurpose old stock and navigate sensitive heritage building projects. When it came to our own HQ, we were confident in their ability to design the ideal space for our needs that embraces the post-pandemic world of work.
“The Heal’s Building is an iconic structure in London and MoreySmith has managed to maintain its original interior features while still delivering a contemporary space for our evolving workforce. We are now looking forward to inviting our team back to work and to their new HQ.” Matthew Reid, Head of Development and Asset Management at Castleforge