BDG developed a number of key interventions to maximize the use of the space, encourage movement, create dynamism and support the creativity that is inherent at Grey.
The overall redesign and refurbishment means that visitors and employees are greeted by a workplace that offers a range of spaces as well as creating architectural interest through a variety of built elements.
The double height space between 5 and 6 has been used to its full advantage through the introduction of three mezzanines. These imposing solid structures are beacons for the key shared spaces, with the added benefit of providing a greater footprint without acquiring new rental space Each mezzanine has its own distinct character and use:
LARGE: A strong sculptured drum that containing a spiral staircase linking one of the main pitch rooms, to additional workspace on the sixth floor.
MEDIUM: Multi-use comprising space for enclosed meeting, collaborative space and informal presentations on the bleacher style seating.
SMALL: Houses one of the key coffee bars and surrounding social areas with intimate quiet space above.
The main coffee bar on the 4th floor, is a pastiche of a New York diner and serves as another alternative setting for informal meetings.