Continuity for Charters
A reoccurring theme now seen in the Park Gate branch is urban wall finishes. For this client, the look is cleverly achieved by using highly-convincing, digitally-printed wallpaper - an interior design facet used across Charters’ other projects. The use of muted grey concrete and exposed white bricks as a print maximises the branch’s urban aesthetic without the expense and installation complexities of the real thing. Adding to the industrial tone is a ceiling painted in a shade colour matched to cement, and exposed lighting trunking.
Step forward Scandi style
The industrial theme takes a more Scandinavian turn with the use of vertical wooden slats to clad the structural columns and the specification of luxury vinyl flooring in a wooden parquet design. Further softness is added by way of velvet upholstery – a mustard shade of yellow to cover the boardroom chairs and a rich teal featuring on the waiting area sofa – plus a grey carpet that helps denote public and private areas.
Pay and display
MPL installed four main display elements at the Park Gate branch. The cable hung LED light pockets - A2 in size – are the most prominent, with no fewer than 34 examples appearing across the office’s extensive glass façade. Internally, there is an illuminated Charters logo, a back-lit map printed in the ‘negative’ and a large wall-mounted TV screen.
This commercial fitout project saw MPL create all of the space arrangement designs, 3D visuals, lighting/electrical/flooring plans and the specification for the exterior signage. Our work also included the fitout of a boardroom; the creation of a private meeting room using Crittall-style glass walls; cloakrooms; a staff kitchen; a kitchenette and a storage room.