When Love Drinks - an importer, distributor and marketer of niche and high-end drinks - came to us looking for a commercial fit out, we were happy to take on the projects. The brief was to transform a purpose-built office shell in Clapham Old Town - a space that was merely a concrete shell with some services in place.
It took MPL Interiors just three weeks to create the new layout design, install the office partitions, make good, and fit out the communal areas, which covered approximately 2,500 square feet of space.
The first fix stage saw MPL install a fire alarm system and new heating throughout, followed by the installation of a new kitchen and sanitaryware in the cloakroom.
Next came a new ceiling and floor coverings in preparation for the division of the workplace. As the unit was essentially an empty square, we used glass partitions to divide the space and create private rooms. An accounts office, a meeting room and the Managing Director's office now line the back wall - light filled spaces that were cleverly created with careful space planning. We applied a mid-height branded and frosted strip across the glass for corporate identity and mandatory safety reasons. The same style strips were also applied to the shop front windows to once again reinforce the Love Drinks brand and to create a degree of privacy.
As with all its projects, MPL Interiors prides itself on its flexible approach to commercial interior design and fit outs. In the case of Love Drinks, we were happy to install a very special bespoke chandelier in the office - imported from Spain and constructed from recycled glass bottles. Our fitters handled the item with kid gloves and expertly installed the light, which is now a quirky reminder of the line of work Love Drinks is in.