|TOTAL AREA:||1,000 square feet|
|SECTOR:||Estate Agent Design Projects|
Many clients come to MPL looking for something a little leftfield or break from the norm but our work for Roystons came with a slightly different brief.
We were asked to design, specify and install the first ever branch of Rolstons – a new estate agents in Watford with a very experienced team behind the brand. The aim was to purvey the image of an established, upscale estate agent, with a traditional look that instantly positioned the brand among respected luminaries.
The starting point was the new Rolstons logo and font – a serif style with distinctive cut-out R in classic navy blue. This colour was to inform the entire interior design, although we chose to pair the shade with a soft grey for a muted contrast.
This colour palette is evident across the floorcovering, the upholstery and the wood elements. A suite of new desks, finished in a grey timber laminate with LED lighting to each modesty panel, pairs well with the Rolstons blue, while there is a navy-painted wooden slat feature wall. This provides a place to display a 3D brushed aluminium wall logo and screens several storage solutions behind.
One of the most eye-catching aspects of the Watford office is a four-screen media wall in the front half of the office. Its recessed setting looks like a natural spot but it’s an artificial creation. The MPL design team took an original structural column, matched it on the other side and created a perfectly symmetrical faux wall, allowing the screens to sit back and in-built LED lights at the top and bottom to provide an illuminated focal point.
The Rolstons team took on a former branch of The Money Shop, therefore MPL had to strip out several redundant elements, such as partitions and built-in counters, to make way for an open plan space. MPL were also responsible for all-new power, data, lighting, heating and comfort cooling. After the first fix, new bespoke features were added, including a comms cabinet and a brochure rack.
The Watford branch occupies a prestigious corner location, so our exterior work was a ‘doubling up’ process – made possible after we successfully gained planning permission for new signage and lighting. There are two, internally illuminated projecting signs with fret-cut detail, two sets of trough lights and two sets of individually laser-cut letters.
Additionally, the windows have been made more eye-catching with cable-strung, LED window display pockets, while light boxes across the top of every window provide a stunning colour-matched blue glow after dark.
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