CPMG Architects HQ, Nottingham


Architectural Design

Interior Design

BIM (Building Information Modelling)

CPMG Architects HQ, 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.

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!

I had the pleasure of working with CPMG on a recent project and was extremely impressed with their delivery and communication. They provided detailed and timely updates throughout the project and their work was of the highest quality. Would highly recommend CPMG for any project.

We’re settling into the space, enjoying it, enjoying being with each other and being back in the heart of our city. We’re still working with our furniture supplier contacts to identify new and exciting pieces to introduce in our spaces and to promote the way we want to work. It’s a space we’ve aspired to for many years, and we’re delighted that we have been able to seize the opportunity afforded us by these exceptional times.

As a collaboration between our architects, interior designers, workplace consultants and graphic designer, it’s a showcase for our holistic approach to creating ‘places that feel better’.

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