Reception Area Ceiling Design Skype Offices

Client: T P Bennett
Location: London
Budget: £24,500

The Scenario

Housed in a Grade II listed building, Skype’s London HQ was designed by award-winning architects TP Bennett. The reception area design ideas included flexible working areas that had been created for specific teams, formulated as individual ‘neighbourhoods’ within the larger office. A chill-out area was created as a central gathering space for informal meetings and hot-desking, in addition to other meeting spaces both casual and formal.

The Scope

Our project brief was to manufacture and install GRG ceiling and bulkhead features in various ‘neighbourhoods’, and most notably to the central staircase. The central staircase was designed to form the focal point of the building and connect the office spaces together. Branding with pendant lighting made abstract reference to the Skype logo, customising the reception area design for the company.

Our Solution

We first manufactured and installed a circular domed GRG ceiling feature accompanied by a circular light trough, both measuring 2.7m in diameter. We then followed this by manufacturing two more ceiling and light trough features, of 1.7m and 1m in diameter.

The final aspect of the project was to manufacture and install a curved GRG bulkhead around the helical central staircase. This involved us manufacturing a Z-shaped bulkhead section. We assumed 900mm girth and fixed this to MF support framework.

The Skype office was subsequently shortlisted for BCO London and South East Awards.

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The overall effect of this project is truly stunning. We are so pleased to have worked on this project. The central staircase is the focal point of the building and connects the office space together. It was a delight to be involved in this architectural masterpiece.

Michael Arney, Projects Director

Using Our Materials for Your Large or Small Reception Area Design

We are proud of our abilities and years of experience in providing bespoke mouldings for a range of building projects, whether our clients require glass reinforced gypsum (GRG) to complete their spa reception area design ideas or Jesmonite products and features for their dental reception area design concept.

We will dress or decorate our materials as needed, offering custom designs to suit the requirements of any building or architect in need of our services. They will have also been created to a fine detail, using 3D computer-aided design (CAD) tools and manufactured to tight tolerances in order to ensure a smooth fit.

With our supply and installation service, you will be guaranteed a finish that matches the planned interior design for an office reception area.

Do You Need Your Office Reception Design Ideas Produced?

If you’ve been searching for a professional firm to realise your small reception area design ideas, or create features for any large foyer space you are planning to build, contact our firm today. With our experience, we are more than confident that we can provide you with everything you need.

Whether you require designs completed to reflect law office reception ideas you’ve just finalised, or a modern office reception area design you have had planned from the very beginning, we will supply and install the material features you require.

If you would like to see examples of what we can bring to any architectural design you have in mind for a work project, please explore more of our portfolio. You may come across inspiration that already suits the interior design for a reception area you’re renovating, or may provide you with more ideas for a modern reception area design you’ve yet to start work on.