An elegant new lease of life given to a Grade II listed building, overflowing with style, ideas, and creative details.
Creative agency Team Eleven had a very clear vision for their new office space: to build a workplace that would inspire creative ideas. Interaction worked with them to bring this vision to life and create ‘The Bank of Brilliant Ideas’ following their purchase of an old bank and listed building in Bradford on Avon.
It was important throughout the design and build process to consider the Georgian style architecture and understand the rich history the building held, and importantly to complement this whilst bringing in the creativity they wanted. This juxtaposition of time periods respects the buildings story and points to its future as a creative agency. Playfully working modern creative design into the Georgian elegance of the buildings interiors has created a truly inspiring workplace with Team Eleven at the heart of it.
We loved designing a vibrant, creative office, inspired by the personalities of those at Team Eleven. It was gratifying to include historic elements in the design so that the building’s previous life is not lost amongst all the new elements that make it a character-filled modern workspace.Georgia Salter-RandallDesigner
A listed building, transformed
Creating the “Bank Of Brilliant Ideas”
The building interior was transformed from an empty shell into a unique office space perfectly complementing the Team Eleven culture. Taking influence from the Georgian style interiors the space was cleverly divided into different working areas using carpet inserts, centrally positioned furniture and feature colour blocks which cut through the wall’s woodwork and joinery. At the heart of the building sits a reinstated Art Deco style staircase allowing the space to flow around a central point and function as a modern and collaborative workplace.
Throughout the design and fit out process the Interaction team worked in full collaboration with the client, contractors and suppliers to overcome the issues that arise when working on a listed building. Raised access floors combated the original floor damage from damp and cleverly reusing original features, such as the bank vault, allowed the building’s character to be preserved.
The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, merging old and new to create a unique place to work.
Details that matter.
Soft furnishings dotted throughout the space, blurring the lines between office and home. An original bank vault is reused as a freakshow-themed meeting room. A central Art Deco influenced staircase forms a focal point for the space. Branded manifestations enliven private meeting rooms while classic artwork throughout the workspace but with a modern twist to play on the theme of history and future.
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