St. Peter’s Gate, Nottingham
With our lease due for renewal in April 2021 we saw the opportunity to move to a new model of working in a different building that would better support our aspirations.
- Interior Design
- Project Delivery
- Space Planning
With its front door situated on Bank Place, CPMG’s new studio occupies a building that was formerly a banking HQ and then a restaurant before lying vacant for three years until we took it on. It’s high ceilings, generous glazing and large volume permitted the introduction of a mezzanine where the design studio, associated project storage, personal storage toolboxes and informal meeting space is located.
The space benefits from generous south and east facing glazing, with views of mature plane trees, birds, sky, and the impressive St. Peter’s Church. Our team is, at last, connected: they are all together, whether technical, finance, administrative or support. The focal welfare space is characterised by a darker colour palette of fittings and finishes and illuminated by concealed lighting and feature pendants over a centrally located natural oak bench which promotes chance encounters and further opportunities to drop in for coffee and catch up on emails between meetings. We have a ‘Shhh’ space too; here, colleagues can retreat, assured of disturbance-free and confidential working.
The former bank vaults in the semi-basement, retain their heavy steel doors –a great feature for us to work with. Emerging into our basement break-out space, the robber makes his getaway with his bag of swag!
Our Board Room and Project Room each occupy a former vault; these are quiet, confidential spaces where high level lights permit views to St. Peter’s Church, it’s trees and the sky beyond. At this level there are also Teams booths, the IT and print room, toilet suites, a shower room and vanity area supporting those who cycle to work or need to get ready for a formal function or night out in the city!