33 Bristol CAT A Fit-Out Case Study

Type: CAT A fit-out for landmark Bristol building

Sector: Property

Size: 19,983 sq ft

Location: Bristol

Duration: 24 weeks


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The Vision

The Vision

Following the acquisition of 33 Bristol, Trident and Topland Group decided this landmark building would benefit from a comprehensive refurbishment and repositioning to realise its true value in the market.

Interaction were appointed to revitalise the prestigious 33 building with a CAT A fit-out, and we knew that we had to honour the site's existing design and architectural roots while moving with the times.

We created a bold vision which combined the building's art deco heritage and detailing with an industrial aesthetic.

The Action

The Action

The renovation began with a high-grade CAT A fit-out of the entire 4th floor, creating a bright and spacious, flexible space, instantly attractive to new tenants.

In the second phase, we commenced with further structural work, levelling floors and moving walls on the ground floor. This helped to reconfigure a more contemporary, open space with plenty of room for people to flow through, aided by a repositioning of the original door.

To complement the existing architectural features of the building façade, all new mullions, glazing panels and metalwork were respectfully designed to reflect the existing style. The building was rebranded and as part of this, the 33 logo was redesigned and modernised in the art deco style.

Back on the ground floor suite, in the spirit of re-using and making good, we enhanced the existing flush plasterboard ceilings and inserted laser-cut ceiling rafts and backlighting to create a beautiful art deco feature in the space.

This was contrasted in the adjacent reception space with black mechanical ducting and black light fittings. We combined exposed materials with treated counterparts, using exposed, clear-sealed plywood and refined concrete to create a raw yet sophisticated look.

Brass detailing further sealed the "industrial art deco" ambience, with natural-looking tones creating an elegant atmosphere.

Finally, down on the basement floor, we designed clean, crisp, and functional shower facilities. We opted for a striking balance of black and white metro tiles, each room with brass detailing throughout such as full-length mirrors, stools, and coat hooks; and finished with plywood doors to match the subsequent floors.

The Result

The Result

From the imposing frontage to the shower facilities and bicycle parking, 33 Bristol balances sustainability and classic design. Details from the brass inlays in the floor tiles to plywood cladding laser-cut with the striking 33 logo merge heritage with a forward-thinking ethos, creating a premium workspace in one of Bristol's flagship locations.

Key Design Features

  • Sweeping CAT A fit-out creating premium tenant-ready 4th floor workspace
  • Exposed features restored from the original building
  • Imposing façade mixes history with the future
  • Bespoke laser-cut panels inserted within original ceilings, backlit to form feature light
  • Bright and spacious reception area
  • High-end brass inlay tile with laser-cut 33 logo on arrival
  • Brass feature pendant lights in the main reception
  • Bespoke hardwood architrave and skirting throughout
  • Five spacious shower rooms with drying cabinets and lockers