CBRE HQ

 

Architect/Design
Morey Smith

Location
London, United Kingdom

Opening
2022

Interior
Kvadrat Acoustic solution incorporating Soft Cells Broadline, Soft Cells Tracks and Soft Cells Baffles, featuring Divina Mélange, Sunniva, and Basel.
Upholstery textiles Avalon, Field, Basel, Sonar
Curtains Haze, Divina Mélange

Future forward
At the refurbished UK headquarters of CRE, a Kvadrat Acoustics solution and Kvadrat textiles contribute towards the realising a blueprint for future office design. They feature throughout the historic building, which has earned an excellent BREEAM rating.

The specification of the Kvadrat Acoustics solution reflects that the promotion of wellbeing and human-centred design is central to the interior concept. It comprises Soft Cells Broadline panels and Soft Cells Baffles on ceilings and Soft Cells Tracks on walls. The panels are covered with the textiles Divina Mélange, Sunniva and Basel.

Furthermore, diverse furniture at the HQ is upholstered with Avalon, Field, Basel and Sonar. Complementing these textiles, curtains crafted from Haze and Divina Mélange further enliven the interior by adding extra dimensions of texture and colour.

The headquarters integrates a variety of smart technologies and different workspaces across five floors, including meeting, breakout, and collaboration areas and quiet zones – spaces that allow employees to choose how they work in line with hybrid and agile working practices. In addition, a visible central rotunda promotes ease of movement throughout the floors.

Henrietta House, the name of the building that hosts the HQ, recognises CBRE’s ESG strategy. The HQ is submitting to become WELL Certified Platinum, the highest rating level in the WELL Building Standard.

 

Imagery by Hufton+Crow