Architect - PLATFORM group                   YEAR - 2019

The fit-out of this 35,000 sq.ft office for mobile communications giant Vodafone showcases bespoke, high-quality and modern designs throughout, with a particular highlight the fantastic use of branding.

Based in Paddington, London, this project blends a number of materials and design influences and successfully creates a work space with a definite contemporary feel. Working on behalf of Thirdway Contracts, Thorpes provided a range of different elements for this coruscating fit-out. There is a deal of consistency provided by the solid birch plywood and birch veneer items, which nicely contrast with the brighter elements in the scheme, joinery or otherwise.

Thorpes created a bright and modern feature wall masking the staff cloakroom as well as similarly themed bleacher seating to the communal space opposite, which can be adjusted to suit the needs of the business on a day to day basis, whether it be for small informal meetings or large training sessions. We also manufactured and installed a variety of bookcase and bleacher planters, breakout areas and a number of tea points. Our team also crafted several units and wall paneling throughout using more varied materials such as cork, baux planks and textured mdf. The baux AV wall featured in two of the meeting rooms is built up of broken down recycled wood materials which are then compacted into new panels. Baux provides a variety of benefits when it comes to smart design and office fit-out , two of them being they are completely natural and also acoustic.

This completed fit-out gave Vodafone a brand new office and vision for their staff, filled with collaborative spaces for efficient working and ‘random encounters’ ,multi-functional meeting rooms designed for small, large, formal and informal meetings and private phone booths and work spaces for on-going training and customer/staff privacy.

The joinery elements worked really well & were of consistently high quality. Thanks for all your hard work, attention to detail & perseverance in delivering what has been an extremely well-received end product by the client.
— Katherine Shrubb - Senior Designer - Platform Group