Shire Pharmaceuticals

XAB architects

London, United Kingdom
International biotech organisation Shire Pharmaceuticals develops new medicines for people across the world who suffer from rare diseases. Their London offices have been refurbished by XAB architects.


Soft Cells Broadline panels by Kvadrat Acoustics are used for all acoustic treatments. In the lobby, they are installed in a feature circular ceiling. Here, despite their unusual shapes, they are hinged to make devices, such as lights and speakers, easily accessible.

Elsewhere, the Soft Cells Broadline panels are employed in a large meeting room as well as phone booths. The textile Fiord is on the ceiling panels; Haze is on the wall panels.