When the world’s biggest soft drinks producer needed a new headquarters in the heart of Brussels, the team aimed to create something special: a modern, cutting edge yet elegant design that would be as iconic as the brand.
65 Gresham Street
Out of the Ordinary
What began as a project for a dining hall and informal lounge in a prestigious London location quickly expanded in scope. The team’s ultimate ambition for 65 Gresham Street was to create an open-plan office space suitable for multiple purposes – which, together with bringing to life the client’s core message of ‘out of the ordinary’, required an adaptable, flexible and creative design approach.
The contemporary, industrial aesthetic of the ceiling was made possible by 150m² of Knauf Ceiling Solutions’ configurable MESH K-H 400 MT tile and grid system. Using Jet Black RAL 9005 mesh tiles, customised with a larger open mesh area and installed on a standard Crossing Box with C-Profile suspension system, it also features custom metal bulkheads spanning the perimeter.
As a complete solution, this delivers visuals that are certainly out of the ordinary – and, crucially, it enhances everyday functionality too, by maintaining accessibility of services above the ceiling.
- Architect: TP Bennett Architects
- Contractor: OC Contracts Ltd
- Client: Investec
- Photography Copyright: © Tom Green
- Sector: Office
- Room Type: Open Space / Cafeteria / Lounge
- Materials: Metal